White Collar Reset: How far are you willing to go to get a job?

If you think the Great Recession has been tough on middle-aged workers, just try being in your 20s. According to the latest data, adults 25-34 have an unemployment rate of 10.8%, nearly a full point higher than the all-age average. For 20- to 24-year-olds, the figure spikes to a staggering 15.6%.

For every hyper-educated, super-technologically-evolved twenty- or early-thirty-something with a stranglehold on a coveted information-economy job, there are at least as many millennials who risk being marginalized in the lowest-wage tiers of the service sector.