Policy Briefing

ACICS Releases Underemployed Generation Research Findings

ACICS recently commissioned a survey of underemployed Americans ages 21 to 35 to examine today’s competitive job market, which favors those with practical skills and experience. The survey revealed that many young Americans have education-related regrets and lack enthusiasm for their current – and often “mismatched” – jobs.

The findings – as well as other considerations regarding the persistence of underemployment – were discussed as part of a National Journal policy briefing. Moderated by National Journal Correspondent, Fawn Johnson, the conversation explored the future of post-secondary education, solutions to America’s underemployment crisis, and ways to transform both our workforce and economy.  



Please click on the video below to see the entire webcast from the ACICS / National Journal Policy Briefing and Panel Discussion “The Underemployed Generation – Matching Skills to Jobs" which took place on Tuesday, May 21, 08.00 AM – 10:00 AM. 






The Hon. Jane Oates 

Assistant Secretary for Employment & Training

U.S. Department of Labor




Dr. Anthony Carnevale 


Center on Education and the Workforce, Georgetown University




Shaun McAlmont 


Lincoln Educational Services 




Dr. Andrew Reamer

Research Professor

Institute of Public Policy, The George Washington University




Martha Ross 

Fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program

The Brookings Institution





Fawn Johnson


National Journal