Flatten the Curve, Bridge the Divide Insight Series Release 1 - Leadersup

Release I: Amplifying the Voices of the Next Generation of At-Risk Talent

Young adults of color are worried about the adverse effects our nation’s response to COVID-19 will have on their quality of life, access to healthcare and their mental well-being.

Our Research

For our report, “The Flatten the Curve, Bridge the Divide | Insights Series Release 1: Amplifying the Voices of the Next Generation of At-Risk Talent,” we surveyed 551 young adults to find out how they are faring during this unprecedented crisis.

Key Insights

Labor market statistics suggest Generation Z (64% of respondents) and young Millennials (24% of respondents) are more likely to be low-wage, hourly workers and disproportionately impacted by layoffs due to COVID-19.

Employment Status

Nearly 1 in 3 (30%) respondents have been laid off

About 1 in 5 (22%) are concerned about losing their job

Only 16% are not concerned about losing their jobs

Quality of life is a major concern

Almost 3 in 4 (73%) are worried about their quality of life.

2 in 3 (60%) indicated they are concerned about their overall mental well-being.

1 in 2 (54%) say they are concerned about accessing healthcare in their time of need.

Virtual Roundtable Discussion April 21, 2020

Virtual Roundtable Discussion April 21, 2020