young adults http://kplu.org en Some 2-year degrees trump bachelor's degrees for jobs, income http://kplu.org/post/some-2-year-degrees-trump-bachelors-degrees-jobs-income <p>We&#39;ve heard a lot of stories lately about the struggles of young, unemployed people with college degrees. A Washington State agency says the reason for that is a lot of students are choosing the wrong majors for this economy.</p><p>If they spent less time and money on school, they might have an easier time getting a job and make more money, at least in the short term.</p><p> Mon, 09 Jan 2012 23:53:15 +0000 Charla Bear 3655 at http://kplu.org Some 2-year degrees trump bachelor's degrees for jobs, income Washington leads nation in voting access for young people http://kplu.org/post/washington-leads-nation-voting-access-young-people <p>Young people have an easier time voting in Washington State than anywhere else in the country. That&rsquo;s according to a survey by Rock the Vote, a group that encourages youth to participate in the political process.</p><p>It found many state laws mesh with the needs of young voters, but there&rsquo;s still room for improvement.</p> Wed, 15 Jun 2011 22:36:36 +0000 Charla Bear 1880 at http://kplu.org Washington leads nation in voting access for young people Jobs scarce for young adults in Washington http://kplu.org/post/jobs-scarce-young-adults-washington <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-950781.mp3</p><p>If you’ve been to grocery stores, malls or restaurants lately – you might have noticed the people working there are a little older than usual.&nbsp;Young adults haven’t had much luck getting those jobs or other entry level work for the last couple of years.&nbsp;At least <a href="http://www.wtb.wa.gov/Documents/WantedWorkExperienceforYoungAdults.pdf">123,700 Washingtonians between the ages of 18 and 25 years old want a job but can't find one</a>, according to census data and state surveys.&nbsp; Mon, 07 Feb 2011 05:31:34 +0000 Charla Bear 725 at http://kplu.org Jobs scarce for young adults in Washington