39 ways the American workforce is dramatically changing in 2015

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2015 is a time of major change for the American workforce.

With the new crop of grads starting their jobs, this year millennials have become the dominant generation of workers.

This group of tech savvy workers, raised on social media and heaping helpings of self-esteem, aren’t the only changes.

Where people live, when they marry, what they want out of life and their jobs has all changed, too. And so has the tech we use to do our jobs.

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title=”It’s not just connectivity. There are whole new online businesses to help freelancers and moonlighters.”
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