Serial Entrepreneur Explains Why Gen Z Don’t Get Hired

Over two million undergraduate degrees were conferred in 2024, and that number is only expected to increase in the coming years.

But it’s not all good news.

Research shows that 38% of employers avoid hiring recent college graduates in favor of older employees.

Imagine graduating into a tough economy and also being disliked by employers. Yikes!

As a result, a year into graduation, 52 percent of Gen Z stay underemployed, and 12.3 percent remain fully unemployed.

Feras Alhlou

Feras Alhlou

Feras has founded, grown, and sold businesses in Silicon Valley and abroad, scaling them from zero revenue to 7 and 8 figures. In 2019, he sold e-Nor, a digital marketing consulting company, to dentsu (a top-5 global media company). Feras has served as an advisor to 150+ other new startup businesses, and in his current venture, Start Up With Feras, he's on a mission to help entrepreneurs in the consulting and services space start and grow their businesses smarter and stronger.

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