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Milennials Have Trouble Findng Work

They’re uninsured, unemployed and, depending on whom you ask, ungrateful for what they have or unprepared for what’s ahead of them. Millennials — the teens and twentysomethings now in the process of forging their futures — are called spoiled and unfocused; they’re said to be ruining the housing market, the tradition of marriage and their parents’ pocketbooks. “Lazy, entitled narcissists,” TIME magazine declared. “Who cares about a career? Not Gen Y,” wrote Forbes senior editor-at-large Patricia Sellers. But they also seem faced with losing prospects at every turn — most obviously when they go looking for a job/Heidi Groover, Inlander. More here.

Question: Is the Milennial(s) in your family having trouble finding work?

No Job Search Rules For Food Stamps

According to figures released by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (DHW), some 22,000 food stamp recipients are receiving benefits, but are not required to do anything to help themselves get back into the workforce. Of the 235,000 Idahoans on food stamps, 40 percent of them, or about 93,000, are non-disabled adults without children. A portion of them, about 22,000, are not required to do any work searches or job applications to take part in the program. These 22,000 are without jobs and don’t qualify for unemployment benefits, which require recipients to be actively seeking work in order to receive money/Dustin Hurst, Idaho Reporter. More here.

Question: Should unemployed recipients of food stamps be required to seek jobs?

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