Gen Z at Work: Corporate Ladder or Career Playground?

Mar 10, 2024

2:30pm – 3:30pm CT

GenZ entered the workforce amid an unprecedented transformation in the world of work. The pandemic, followed by economic uncertainty and layoffs, has provided a disillusioning introduction to employment. As a result, what was once the ultimate goal for many employees — to climb the corporate ladder — is no longer the dream for many young workers. Some GenZers are dismissing corporate culture altogether, abandoning 9-5s, or choosing to be their own boss. By 2025, Gen Z will account for one-third of the workforce, so how will these shifted priorities impact the work landscape at large?

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