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Prospects

by on July 8, 2011

If you can’t find a job, you’re not alone.  ” Carl E. Van Horn, a professor of public policy at Rutgers University recently looked at what happened to college graduates who finished school between 2006 and 2010. Of these, only half found full-time jobs.”  Twenty-five year olds with masters degrees are overqualified for government service, and one works as a nanny.  Another college graduate found that ‘success’ had to be redefined to working at Walgreens.  According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics “unemployment rate for college graduates between the ages of 20 to 24-year-olds soared five percentage points in the past month — from 7.1 percent in May to 12.1 percent in June.”  Van Horn says that “‘The continued weak recovery will mean more graduates finding themselves in part-time jobs and contingency jobs and jobs that are far below their level of education.'”

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