Underemployed or Unemployed? You Are in Good Company.

Underemployed or Unemployed? You Are in Good Company.
  • Opening Intro -

    High unemployment continues to take its toll on the workplace, but for the class of 2012 the outlook is especially bleak.

    Many will find jobs, but some will be forced to take positions below their level of training and knowledge.

-------------------------------------

Class of 2012 is having a tough time finding jobs survey reveals.

These findings are the result of an analysis of government data conducted for the Associated Press and released on Monday.

Job Outlook

Few experts have expected that this year’s graduating class would have an easy time finding work, but surveys such as those conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers and shared by SayCampusLife in March 2012 have been indicating that this year’s class will see the best job outlook in the past four years. But, “best” doesn’t mean “great” as the NACE survey shows improvement over three very off years.

The AP analysis sees many of today’s grads taking jobs as bartenders, wait staff, retail clerks and office help to make ends meet. Many will have to begin paying back their student loans six months after they graduate with quite possibly insufficient funds to handle debt in the tens of thousands of dollars.

Where the Jobs Are

Some grads will fare quite well as they accept their degrees in coming weeks. Demand for grads with degrees in computer science, nursing, accounting and teaching should be good, but for those majoring in art history, the humanities or science, the opposite seems true. Even teaching jobs may not be so easy to come by as many states face further cuts in education.

More than half or 1.5 million bachelor’s degree holders under the age of 25 in 2011 were unemployed or underemployed, statistics the AP received from a Northeastern University population survey, a Duke University study and a Washington think tank. The three groups pulled U.S. Department of Labor data to support their findings.

The AP analysis found that grads in the Mountain West region, the Pacific Coast and in the rural southeast U.S. will have the toughest time finding work related to their degrees. Those in Texas, however, are most likely to land a higher-skill job this year.

Job Finding Tips

For any student graduating this year, there are some steps you can take to ensure that everyone knows about your availability. Those steps we’ve previously outlined in our article, “4 Job Finding Tips for New Grads,” offering practical advise for new grads everywhere.

Career Search reference:

search job positions

 
Bestseller No. 1
BirdRock Home Double Laundry Hamper with Lid and Removable Liners | Linen | Easily Transport Laundry | Foldable Hamper | Cut Out Handles
793 Reviews
BirdRock Home Double Laundry Hamper with Lid and Removable Liners | Linen | Easily Transport Laundry | Foldable Hamper | Cut Out Handles
  • Lid and Removable Liners: includes 2 removable laundry bags for easy transport from the hamper to your washing machine. Lid conceals smelly clothes...
  • Durable and Lightweight: designed from polyester linen to be lightweight yet durable for frequent use in your bedroom, laundry room or bathroom.
  • Spacious Interior: the double laundry hamper can hold up to 4 loads of dirty clothes
Bestseller No. 2
Mesh Pop-Up Laundry Hamper - 14' x 24' - Easy to Open and Folds Flat for Storage. Hampers Mesh Material Helps Eliminate Laundry Odors and Moisture....
809 Reviews
Mesh Pop-Up Laundry Hamper - 14" x 24" - Easy to Open and Folds Flat for Storage. Hampers Mesh Material Helps Eliminate Laundry Odors and Moisture....
  • GREAT FOR HOME OR TRAVEL: Use as a pop-up laundry hamper, toy basket or fold it flat for easy packing when on the go.
  • STURDY MESH CONSTRUCTION: Durable mesh material allows air to circulate in order to eliminate moisture and odors.
  • STORES FLAT: Twist the flexible lightweight frame on this pop up hamper to fold it flat for convenient storage.
Bestseller No. 3
SONGMICS Folding Laundry Basket with Lid Handles and Removable Liner Bamboo Hampers Dirty Clothes Storage Rectangular Dark Brown ULCB63B
114 Reviews
SONGMICS Folding Laundry Basket with Lid Handles and Removable Liner Bamboo Hampers Dirty Clothes Storage Rectangular Dark Brown ULCB63B
  • PREMIUM MATERIAL: Natural bamboo hamper, environmental friendly, moisture resistant and easy to clean; thicken cotton handles make it easy to move...
  • LARGE LAUNDRY HAMPER: Amazing size of 20 1/2"L x 12 5/8"W x 24 5/8"H offers large room for storage, keep your room clean and tidy
  • REMOVABLE LINER BAG: Liner bag is removable and washable; just take it out easily when laundry day comes

Last update on 2018-06-19 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

end of post idea

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Helpful article? Leave us a quick comment below.
And please share this article within your social networks.

Categories: Campus News