Jannet Walsh

Can recession college grads find jobs?

In Blogging, Workforce on May 19, 2011 at 6:55 pm

By Jannet Walsh
Murdock, Minnesota

If you just graduated from college and have a job lined up after you receive your diploma, consider yourself lucky.

According to Adecco, a staffing firm in the United States, only 57 percent of recent college graduates are working full time. Click here to read full 2011 College Graduate Survey. The survey of college grades notes that it took the 2008 grads the longest to find jobs, about 9.2 months, compared to other recent grades.

Are you a recent college grad and having trouble finding work? Maybe you already have a job, email me at jwalsh@wctrib.com and tell me more!

The 2011 College Graduate Survey from Adecco suggests that over half, about 55 percent, of recent college graduates have only applied for five full-time jobs since graduation.
About a third of recent college grades are unemployed and have applied to more than five full time jobs.

Like many college graduates, about 33 percent of all recent graduates live at home with their parents, and 17 percent are dependent on their parents financially.

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Native Minnesotan Jannet Walsh is a blogger, columnist, journalist, photojournalist, terrier owner, hula hooper and more! Contact her at jwalsh@wctrib.com Click here to view full biography. View her other blog at http://jannetwalsh.blogspot.com/.
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