There are shortages of workers in specific areas, but in general companies don't have a problem -- something that is confirmed just about every day when the author reads about the latest company buying out or laying off workers. He thinks the boomers are going to take their time leaving the workforce. There is a huge group of new workers now gearing up to take their place: the Millennials, who were born after 1980. The problem, according to a generational expert who talked to the newspaper, is that Millennials have been "overparented, overindulged and over-protected. The rap on the Millennials is that they have been spoiled and coddled, but they also tend to be much more realistic and pragmatic about the modern workplace.