How to generate jobs to keep young adults on Long Island will be a key topic at a Hofstra University conference March 13.

The Suburban Millennial Jobs Conference will bring together business executives, entrepreneurs and government officials to explore ways to stimulate job growth that will provide more employment opportunities for millennials, who range in age from 18 to 34. Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) will be a keynote speaker.

A survey earlier this year by the Suburban Millennial Institute found that 30 percent of young-adult Long Islanders plan to leave the Island because of a lack of job opportunities.

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The Garden City-based institute is co-sponsoring the free conference with the university's National Center for Suburban Studies. The institute is a nonpartisan organization that focuses on finding public-policy solutions to make Long Island more desirable to young adults.

The conference will run from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Go to for more information.