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Millennial Dream Employers: They're Not What You Think

Magazine article HRMagazine

Millennial Dream Employers: They're Not What You Think

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So you think you know the Millennials? They're those socially liberal, tech-savvy, tree-hugging folks who distrust big government, question organizational hierarchy and demand flexible work schedules, right?

They also name the Army as a coveted potential employer.

What?

That's right. People ages 15 to 29 ranked the U.S. Army as No. 42 among their top 50 dream employers, according to a survey by the National Society of High School Scholars. Others on the list include the FBI, the CIA and the National Security Agency, as well as JPMorgan Chase and Lockheed Martin.

"When people talk about Millennials, it's easy to want to put them into one big box," said Jason Dorsey, co-founder of the Center for Generational Kinetics, a Millennials research and consulting company in Austin, Texas. "The reality is that Millennials are also the most diverse generation in U.S. history."

Among the top 50 dream companies were a few that probably appeal to the civic-minded, do-good nature that some see as defining many Millennials: St. …

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