Happenis saidDoesn't surprise me.
There's scores of people who move to NYC with big dreams. Many don't have the necessary skills, experience or education to thrive.
I have a Masters Degree and strong entry-level experience and it was still EXTREMELY difficult landing a decent paying job. It took a very long time but eventually I found something. In 1-2 years, my boyfriend and I plan to leave the NY region (we are lifelong residents of Long Island).
After reading the survey, the article also seems to include Upstate NY. Most economies in upstate NY are in terrible shape so it doesn't shock me that young people are struggling up there too.
Your Masters, what was your area of study?
- Masters in HR Management.
- Bachelors in International Trade.
- Associate in Accounting.
(These are all reasonably in-demand fields).
It's well-documented that race plays a role too. A lot of ppl think NYC is this fantasy-land free of racism but it has its problems too. Many companies are QUICK to say "not a good fit"; even when you have the PERFECT background for the position and provided the perfect answers on the interview, strong references and no criminal record. Racism is no better off than 50 years ago; ppl are just better at sugar-coating it and sweeping it under the rug so its harder to call out. When you do call it out then people are QUICK to call you the whiny "race-card" playing minority.
Sorry for the unsolicited rant lol