Many people think that young workers are working just for extra money for clothes, phones, or going out. But in reality, they work to support their families, make less than previous generations, and experience a higher unemployment rate than other workers. Young workers are the future of the country’s workforce– what happens to them has huge implications for how work is changing today.
I am a #YOUNGWORKER is a part of a broader multimedia research project that combines data, stories, and images by and for young people. It gets to the core of what young workers face today– their struggles, their dreams, and their hopes for the future. The project also includes a young worker photo gallery exhibited at the UCLA Labor Center. You can read the report and see photo exhibit at : www.youngworkersrising.org.