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Half of New Graduates Canít Find Jobs
Fox News ^ | 4/23/2012 | ap

Posted on 05/09/2012 3:13:58 PM PDT by tobyhill

The college class of 2012 is in for a rude welcome to the world of work.

A weak labor market already has left half of young college graduates either jobless or underemployed in positions that don't fully use their skills and knowledge.

Young adults with bachelor's degrees are increasingly scraping by in lower-wage jobs — waiter or waitress, bartender, retail clerk or receptionist, for example — and that's confounding their hopes a degree would pay off despite higher tuition and mounting student loans.

An analysis of government data conducted for The Associated Press lays bare the highly uneven prospects for holders of bachelor's degrees.

Opportunities for college graduates vary widely.

(Excerpt) Read more at nation.foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2012; bhoeconomy; democrats; economy; nobama2012; obama; obamavoters

1 posted on 05/09/2012 3:14:02 PM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

Only half? According to college review, 1.76 million students will graduate this month from colleges across the nation and we only created 163,000 jobs.


2 posted on 05/09/2012 3:17:15 PM PDT by edcoil (It is not over until I win.)
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To: tobyhill

"One word...."

3 posted on 05/09/2012 3:18:45 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: tobyhill

It would still be half even if the economy were booming because of the ever increasing numbers of graduates with worthless junk educations like womyn’s studies, black studies, psychology.......


4 posted on 05/09/2012 3:20:12 PM PDT by Seruzawa (Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for good a blaster kid.)
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To: tobyhill

My sentiments exactly, if there’s anything that irritates me about Obama, it’s his focus on trying to rejoice in his support of same-sex marriage when loads of people are struggling to find jobs and/or internships when out of work, if there’s anything that’s out of touch, it’s those statements right there.


5 posted on 05/09/2012 3:20:52 PM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: tobyhill
Opportunities for college graduates vary widely.

Ya think? Those partying and taking super easy classes can't get a job using the 'skills' they've learned? Shocking!

On the other hand, I really do feel for those that have studied hard and can't get a job. How very frustrating - plus w/o utilizing what they've learned, it might be forgotten or outdated in a few years.
6 posted on 05/09/2012 3:21:56 PM PDT by CottonBall
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To: Seruzawa

There’s plenty of people with decent degrees that have a hard time, civil engineering just isn’t for everyone, and not everyone chooses it, but an MBA, a scientific degree, and so on, are still meaningful. It’s also true that plenty of people are struggling to find transitioning jobs, or jobs that they can engage in after their bachelor’s degree but can try to carry them on into their master’s degree studies. Again, it’s complex, but the economy is in a mess, and that’s the problem.


7 posted on 05/09/2012 3:23:05 PM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: tobyhill

I can attest that getting a job today is tough, but having 25 years of experience is outlasting a Masters degree.


8 posted on 05/09/2012 3:27:58 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: tobyhill

I work in aerospace. Recently,we brought on an intern that was between his junior and senior year of college. Showed up for his interview in coat and tie. Worked any job we asked of him and did it well. At the end of his summer internship, he had a hard job offer from us (very large aerospace company). He’s doing well now. Might be a lesson in there.


9 posted on 05/09/2012 3:36:36 PM PDT by Shark24
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I graduated from college in 1991 in Mechanical Engineering. I couldn’t find a job immediately. Did whatever jobs I could get including temp agency jobs. Got first job in aerospace, lasted about a year before they laid off everybody. Didn’t find anything again for a while so did whatever work I could get. (Part of this is because I was in no way ever going back to California PERIOD). Then I found a semi-intern position for a manufacturing plant 100 miles from the nearest town in the middle of the Nevada desert. Took it, worked up to regular plant engineer, then got hired on to the corporate office as an engineer, and now I’m a senior engineer. The point of story is you get whatever work you can get, move to where you have to, and take the first opportunity you can get. I started my career as an already graduated “intern” with some experience at a starting wage less than half of what a normal engineer would expect. I had increased my salary starting salary by almost an order of magnitude after the first 15 years.


10 posted on 05/09/2012 3:39:35 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: tobyhill

I think there’s a connection. Social liberalism always results in bigger statism/socialism which results in greater government regulations which results in bad effects on businesses which result in fewer companies and businesses hiring which results in fewer jobs available.


11 posted on 05/09/2012 3:45:43 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: tobyhill
A weak labor market already has left half of young college graduates either jobless or underemployed in positions that don't fully use their skills and knowledge.

What skills? What knowledge?

12 posted on 05/09/2012 3:52:52 PM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: Morpheus2009

Way to many MBA’s. It is not as useful as many think.


13 posted on 05/09/2012 3:54:39 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: tobyhill

BREAKING NEWS! Oh, wait... it’s two weeks old. :-(


14 posted on 05/09/2012 4:02:11 PM PDT by ataDude (Its like 1933, mixed with the Carter 70s, plus the books 1984 and Animal Farm, all at the same time.)
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To: tobyhill

What’s the percentage of unemployable majors?


15 posted on 05/09/2012 4:11:30 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: Seruzawa

Yes, it is hardly surprising that recent college graduates are taking the type of jobs that used to be done by ninth grade dropouts fifty years ago since they have about the same level of ACTUAL education.


16 posted on 05/09/2012 5:07:26 PM PDT by RipSawyer
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To: edcoil
One problem is that many students don't even begin to think about work until they are seniors. Then all of a sudden they act as if they are surprised at the prospect of having to earn a living. This reflects piss-poor planning and lack of proactivity as much as a crap economy.
17 posted on 05/09/2012 8:17:47 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Shark24

BUMP


18 posted on 05/09/2012 8:18:38 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: redgolum

When you are talking an MBA by itself, definitely. In fact, more and more business schools expect students to show that they can get employed, or even self-employed in their own business, as proof that they are prepared to graduate, my nephew is currently struggling for exactly that reason, he is trying to earn a meaningful MBA, but up until recently, he struggled to find that intermediate work experience that leads to graduation in his own business school. The MBA programs also aren’t the only case, plenty of people, myself included, worked for a time in between graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree and going into the Master’s Program, it was great because it helped me network and get to know more about where I could work when I finished the Master’s Degree. It’s people who choose paths similar to mine, that are struggling to find that in-between work, that are having some serious problems right now.


19 posted on 05/10/2012 1:51:12 PM PDT by Morpheus2009
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