Millennial business conference July 23 to 25

This week, Colorado State University will explore the potential of the next generation of employees – Millennials.

Why Hire Gen Y? is a conference designed to educate employers about how to utilize Millennials’ social media skills, tech-savviness and fresh ideas in the workplace.

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“Millennials are the 80 million young adults born between 1980 and 2001, also known as Generation Y or Generation Next – and they will make up half of the U.S. workforce by 2020,” according to a press release.

Speakers will include New York Times futurist Michael Rogers, the dean of the CSU College of Business and other business experts.

The three-day conference is being put on by the Career Management Center, a service at Colorado State University’s College of Business.

The event will take place July 23 to 25 at the Fort Collins Hilton.

Collegian Staff Reporter Danny Bishop can be reached at news@collegian.com.