Millenials expected to surpass baby boomers in workforce

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The number of millenials in the American workforce is expected to surpass the number of workers in the baby boomer generation this year.

That means one third of the American workforce will be made up of people younger than 35 years-old, according to the latest Pew Research Center study.
The research also shows that the millenial generation places greater value on a balanced work-life schedule and shows there could be a shift in that direction from employers.

Employment specialist, Joann Miller from FutureWorks told 22News the need for a more flexible schedule something she hears from job seekers locally.

“Also being able to have that work-life balance, I think that is very important to them. Being able to work from home, being able to connect to individuals whether you are at home, in the work force, or even on the road traveling” said Miller.

Another shift in the American workplace discussed in the study was the increase in willingness for new employees to learn and train on the job.

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