Young Adults Create SaveOurWorkforce to Rebuild Middle Class Jobs

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Studies confirm college graduates are living with their parents at record levels because of economic conditions. Students take action and build SaveOurWorkforce to improve middle class job market.

Before-You-Buy, VERIFY

The root cause of unemployment is large companies have no incentive to keep jobs in America because outsourcing is invisible to the consumer.

The number of 26-year-olds living with parents has jumped almost 46 percent since 2007, according to Census Bureau data compiled by the University of Minnesota Population Center. About a quarter of American adults between the ages of 18 and 30 now live with parents, while intergenerational households have reached the highest level in more than 50 years. More than 60 percent of adults 25 to 34 know friends or family members who have moved back with their parents in the past few years because of economic conditions according to a Pew December telephone poll of 2,048 adults. These figures call attention to the difficulty that millions of young people have had in finding jobs and starting careers in the U.S. following the longest recession since the Great Depression. Students across the country have studied this problem and believe they have created a solution with an organization called SaveOurWorkforce.

"For several months students across the country have been studying this unemployment problem." explains Ross Mazzolini, a student at Texas Tech University. He goes on to say "the root cause is large companies making record profits have no incentive to keep jobs in America because outsourcing - sending jobs, goods and services outside of the United States - is invisible to the consumer." Another student Nestor Crespin, at Loyola Marymount University explains "this 'invisible outsourcing' is the leading cause of the high levels of unemployment and can be solved by making it visible using newly available social networking tools with SaveOurWorkforce." The organization's goal is to gives large companies incentive to keep jobs in America by providing a tool for consumers to easily monitor, encourage, and reward businesses that provide jobs to American families.

SaveOurWorkforce is made up of high school and college clubs that track and report the U.S. workforce size of the largest corporations in America and provide this database to the public free of charge on their website. The website tool “Before-You-Buy, Verify” empowers consumers to direct their purchases towards companies that support the U.S. Workforce the most. "Using this tool strongly encourages businesses to keep jobs in America." says Stephen Sisley, a student at Brevard Community College.

About SaveOurWorkforce

SaveOurWorkforce is a nonprofit organization with the mission to save and rebuild the American workforce. Founded in 2012 by high school and college students, the organization encourages the involvement of students, individuals, and companies throughout the country at their website http://SaveOurWorkforce.org. Students (13 years and older) are asked to join and track the company workforce sizes in their area. Individuals (the 99%) are asked to join and use the free tool “Before-You-Buy, Verify” that encourages businesses to keep jobs in America. Companies are also asked to join and partner with the youth to help keep jobs in America at http://SaveOurWorkforce.org.

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