Stereotypes keep millennials from obtaining government jobs, study finds

Lazy, entitled, impatient—raise your hand if you’ve ever heard those words used to refer to millennials. A recent study by Deloitte shows that negative stereotypes about millennials may be the reason young people have trouble finding employment in the federal government. Stereotypes about millennials being narcissistic, impatient, or disloyal, may be preventing them from being hired to fill positions in public service, according to the report. Tonya Johnson, a spokesperson for Deloitte, said that many government officials are calling on millennials to join the public service to help usher in the next “golden age.” The report recommends the removal of barriers to hiring millennials in order to modernize Canada’s public service. Deloitte had first assumed that millennials were not applying […]

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Editorial: Give the Trudeau government time

With the euphoria of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s election victory replaced by the spectre of a sagging economy and the logistical headache of resettling 25,000 refugees, 2016 will probably determine whether the new government is serious about enacting change. His majority government had nothing short of a far-reaching and progressive platform that included spending $1.5 billion over five years to create 40,000 jobs annually for youth. But in the face of more pressing issues, student issues will likely be pushed to the back of his agenda. However, the silver lining will be that the Liberal government’s action, if any, will probably help students by pursuing their other campaign goals. Economic stimulus spending can result in jobs for young people. The […]

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Opinion: Dining Services has to step it up

Campus food can be a healthy alternative for busy students on the go—but not for students in a hurry. As someone who eats on campus a lot, sometimes I’m waiting up to half an hour or more to get my order. This deplorable “fast food” time frame isn’t uncommon at Carleton Dining Services locations. Often, staff seem confused about what they are supposed to be doing and do not put the customer first, resulting in service that is very, very slow. But I’m not here to bash the staff. It’s clear they need more training, and the lack thereof isn’t their fault. If anyone, I am annoyed at the management. I worked as a trainer at McDonald’s for four years […]

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Summer employment for Canadian students at record low

This summer’s employment rates for Canada’s students of all ages were some of the lowest on record, according to Statistics Canada. The average employment rate from May to August for 15 to 24-year-old students was 48 per cent, compared to 49 per cent last year, according to Statistics Canada’s latest Labour Force Survey. This employment rate is even lower than the summer of 2009, when summer employment was hit especially hard by the labour market downturn, the report stated. The Labour Force Survey collects labour market information about young people aged 15 to 24 between the months of May to August who were attending school full-time in March with intentions to return to school full-time. The report indicates most students […]

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