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About the Millennial Minded Blog

Six of our editorial staffers are millennials, born between 1980 and 1995. Here they'll share their personal stories and perspectives while discussing today's issues facing young employees and the changing workforce. Contact millennial blogger Meg Fry at megf@njbiz.com.

New Jersey company makes Best Places to Work for Millennials list

Wilkin & Guttenplan, an accounting and consulting firm in East Brunswick, was the sole New Jersey company to be named to The Center for Generational Kinetics’ 1st annual list of the 75 Best Places to Work For Millennials.

Taco Bell goes au natural

Late last month, Kraft Macaroni and Cheese announced it would remove its iconic artificial coloring which makes the frugal, instant meal — perfect for college kids and babysitters alike — resemble the color of Tang, failing to understand...

Why our side hustles aren't our jobs

For years, I’ve had the desire to get the word “hustle” tattooed on my foot. Some people would laugh at that, or tell me to think better of it. But I never saw it that way.

Oversharing has its advantages in the workplace, too

“I believe in saying it all and taking it all back and saying it again for good measure.” – Tony Hoagland, “Personal”

Clothing retailer H&M: Having its silken tofu and eating it, too

Even as someone who doesn't spend too much time in malls or looking for new clothes (I'm the kind of person that will own three pairs of pants for years), it's been hard not to notice the momentum behind H&M, the Swedish retailer whose clothes may...

Whole Foods launching line of ‘cheap’ stores for millennials

Apparently, millennials have chosen student loan repayments over golden beets.

Millennials and the 2016 election: Apparently we’re becoming more conservative

With all of this talk about the emergence of millennials as the de facto deciders of our society (“As goes the millennials, so goes America”?), it was only a matter of time before people began compiling data on the possible effects the...

Negotiating your salary: Why are millennials holding back?

Full disclosure: I did not negotiate for my salary. From where I was standing, the security of full-time employment alone was incentive enough to leave the freelance life, especially after turning 26 and having to finally get my own health care.

Music taste, Spotify and Big Data: Are the oldest millennials giving up on new music?

I was sitting on my friend’s couch having one of our winding and tangential conversations about nothing in particular when he got up, grabbed a record from a milk crate and asked, “Have you heard the new Father John Misty album...

What's the one skill casting directors have that entrepreneurs need when hiring?

If you haven't had the distinct pleasure of being corralled into a small room with your competition and asked to perform on the spot in order to be judged, allow me to enlighten you::
Auditions are rather discouraging.

NJBIZ Poll Question of the Week

Let’s do an update on casinos in North Jersey, should they be allowed — and, if so, how many? Vote View Results
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