A recent article in The Wall Street Journal reports that “7o% of employers surveyed” in a recent national poll reported that they “screen entry-level applicants’ resumes for bachelor’s degrees”. But what employers reported in the survey was that 40% of companies complained that they are experiencing high turnover because workers feel overqualified for their beginning jobs.
This requirement has left many young people, who don’t have a degree, who are capable of learning on the job, unable to be considered. The article notes that “only a third of Americans ages 25 to 34 have graduated from college”.
The result has been that many employers are finding it difficult to hire and retain millennials. But they are missing out on very capable candidates who don’t meet the degree requirement.