Teens and young adults traditionally have struggled much more to find work than their older counterparts. But a new Brookings Institution report shows the road to employment for young job seekers nationwide and here in Sacramento during the 2000s has been especially rocky.

There was a time not that long ago, Karen Hansen mused Saturday, that she would be hard-pressed to find five women to sit on a panel on construction.
It was shaping up to be an encouraging day for Heather McCoy. The junior UC Davis managerial economics major joined hundreds of students at the university’s winter Internship and Career Fair last week, meeting potential employers, passing out résumés and getting the news that internship-seeking students want to hear.
Where there’s demand, there is opportunity, and today there’s opportunity in information technology. So says Darby Patterson, whose Sacramento Stride Center provides computer career training to low-income job-seekers facing barriers to employment.
A recently released report from the National Association of Colleges and Employers, or NACE, shows that engineering majors were seven of the 10 highest-paid majors among 2013 bachelor’s degree graduates. The results were featured in the association’s January 2014 Salary Survey.
Online demand for retail workers waned slightly in December as the short winter shopping season wound down, but it remained strong for office, computer and medical workers heading into the new year, according to the state Employment Development Department’s monthly Help Wanted Online report.

Rising costs for materials and labor appear to be pressuring businesses, according to a quarterly survey from the National Association of Business Economics.
Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of its Oscar Mayer wieners because they may mistakenly contain cheese.
GAQ2402DG.4Multimedia Photojournalist
Greg Bauer built a business for skiers, snowboarders and other outdoor adventure types. Suddenly, it seemed like it was all heading downhill and careening out of control.
GRH246LN8.4
It’s spring break time, which means thousands of high school seniors are contemplating their college choices for next fall. For college-bound kids and their families, here’s a look at some helpful tools to compare schools in dollar terms.



FOLLOW US | Get more from sacbee.com | Follow us on Twitter | Become a fan on Facebook | Get news in your inbox | View our mobile versions | e-edition: Print edition online | What our bloggers are saying
Add to My Yahoo!
Sacramento Bee Job listing powered by Careerbuilder.com
Quick Job Search
Buy
Used Cars
Dealer and private-party ads
Make:

Model:

Price Range:
to
Search within:
miles of ZIP

Advanced Search | 1982 & Older

TODAY'S CIRCULARS
Sacramentoconnect.com SacWineRegion.com SacMomsclub.com SacPaws.com BeeBuzz Points Find n Save