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  • No Surprise There: Younger Workers Aim for Tech Companies

    Young professionals want to work for Google, Apple and Facebook. Meanwhile, many financial-services firms saw their popularity drop since last year, the survey found.

    Young professionals want to work for Google, Apple and Facebook. Investment banks? Not so much.

    About one in five young workers in the U.S. picked Google Inc. as a most desirable place to work according to a survey by Universum, an employment data and consulting firm. Apple Inc., Facebook Inc., the U.S. State Department and Walt Disney Co. round out the top five.

    Universum queried about 6,700 early-career professionals, defined as college graduates under the age of 40 with one to eight years of work experience, and asked them to pick as many as five ideal employers out of a list of about 200. Respondents could also write in candidates.

    This is the second year that Universum has conducted the survey. Google topped the earlier survey as well.

    Google has “established a very strong brand in what its culture is, in what it’s like to work there,” says Chris Cordery, Universum’s director of Americas. Based on the responses to the survey, Mr. Cordery says, candidates “look at Google as compensating employees well and offering challenging work but at the same time it will be a fun and strong culture.”

    Meanwhile, many financial-services firms saw their popularity drop since last year, the survey found. Bank of America Merrill Lynch saw the steepest drop from number 48 last year to number 77 this year.

    Read Full Article in Wall Street Journal.com

    Good luck.

    Calvin Wilson
    Founder and CEO
    Upstart: Business and Management for 20-40 Year Old Professionals
    calvin.wilson1@verizon.net
    http://twitter.com/Upstart__Nation

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