An Independent ‘Gen Z’ May Create New Talent Shortages

The talent pool in construction and related fields could dry up as Generation Z enters the workforce. Sparks & Honey, a marketing firm based in New York, has produced a slide deck  with insights about people born between 1995 and 2010. This Gen Z demographic could create significant talent pool shortages for employers. As the ‘95ers hit the job market, Sparks & Honey says that 38 percent of Gen Z wants to “invent something that will change the world.” And 61 percent of high school students say they want to be entrepreneurs, not employees.

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