The news for 2012 college grads is not encouraging. Less than half of recent college graduates from the classes of 2009 to 2011 found full time work within a year of finishing school. Many in today’s tough job market are going to work as interns in their chosen field, often without pay.
A story in yesterday’s New York Times describes the employment landscape and makes these 4 observations:
- The job market is still far from booming
- The class of 2012 faces tougher competition due to “the recession hangover”,
- 2012 graduates will be saddled with a big debt burden
- Starting salaries for those who DO find work will be lower than those for their counterparts who graduated a decade earlier, and they may never catch up.
Grim observations to be sure, overall. But, there are exceptions. High tech and engineering grads should do just fine. The data storage field, for example, is expected to grow by a factor of 50 in the next few years, while the number of qualified people to fill those jobs will grow by only a factor of 1.5. We here at Entelligence IT are always looking for new and well-qualified team members for NetApp jobs, CommVault jobs, Citrix jobs, EMC jobs, and other high paying jobs. Check out the opportunities at: http://www.entelligence.com/careers/current-openings/
To read the full New York Times article, click here