I do not think that the younger generation should be given priority. Their youth is the one asset they already have which older persons can never again have to their own advantage.
I agree that the younger generation are the this country's working future, but it is far more challenging for older persons to be seriously considered for jobs in most industries, especially in a professional capacity. Older persons typically have families to raise, mortgages to pay off and are actively saving for retirement and often paying off college tuitions and wedding bills for the younger generation.
I realize that these are not exclusive comments. Some members of the younger generation are also doing these things. Good for them! But again, youth is on their side and they have a far greater chance of landing a great job than we older folks, so the priority would be misguided, in my humble opinion.