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US / Almost half of employed college graduates are in jobs requiring less than college education

“Political leaders, prominent foundations, and college presidents have argued that the nation must increase the proportion of adults with college degrees in order for America to remain competitive in the global economy” write Richard Vedder, Christopher Denhart, and Jonathan Robe in Why Are Recent College Graduates Underemployed? University Enrollments and Labor-Market Realities (Adapted quotes to follow). Supporting those … Continue reading

US College / Unemployment Rate for Bachelor’s-Degree: 3.7 Percent

I like to make this chart of unemployment rates by education attainment every few months. And it’s been a few months, so: Here’s what this graph does not say. It doesn’t say that college is guaranteed to get you a job, especially right out of school. It also doesn’t say that college drop-outs are destined … Continue reading

Unprepared For College – Infographics

Although 80% of students graduating high school think they are ready for college once they have their diplomas, the reality does not reflect this confidence. If students base their visions of college on the pop culture representation in movies like Van Wilder or Old School, they are in for a shock when their first week … Continue reading

Canada / Gender Gap in Apprenticeship: earnings similar to college education for men but lower for women

Analysis of the 2006 census found certified male apprentices had earnings similar to men with a community college education, according to two papers to be published in the Canadian Labour Market and Skills Researcher Network monthly publication. The first study, by University of Toronto professors Morley Gunderson and Harry Krashinsky, found male apprentices earn 24 … Continue reading

US / College Degrees Matter

How Much Protection Does a College Degree Afford? Past research from Pew’s Economic Mobility Project has shown the power of a college education to both promote upward mobility and prevent downward mobility. In the wake of the Great Recession, however, many have questioned whether the advantageous market situation of college graduates has suffered under the pressure … Continue reading

Job Search Tool / Gradspring is for recent college graduates

College graduates have come to understand the stress and competitiveness of the job market all too well, and bridging the gap between college grads and companies has become a job in itself. Gradspring, an online job board and career resource for new graduates, might be the solution for students seeking post-graduation employment. More than 3,000 … Continue reading

Community Colleges / Job Retraining Programs: Getting back into the workforce

Community colleges have long played a key role as an entryway to better career opportunities for adults in the workforce. But with the job market more competitive than ever and the unemployment rate stubbornly stuck near 8%, community colleges across the country are launching new initiatives that are more aggressive in helping unemployed Americans find … Continue reading

California / College Grads Taking Low Paying Jobs rose by 60,000 from 2006 to 2011

The number of California college graduates working in low-paying jobs rose by 60,000 from 2006 to 2011 according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Throughout the state, 260,000 recent college grads under the age of 30 are working on the front lines of food service and retail industries where historically those jobs have gone to workers … Continue reading

US | Colleges and Universities | Only 29 pc of students have received career and job help

Millennial Branding, a Gen Y research and consulting firm and StudentAdvisor.com, a Washington Post Company and the leading free learning resource for students, today announced a new report on how students are developing their careers while in college. The report, The Student Career Development Study, shows that students are not aggressively preparing for their post-college … Continue reading

Postsecondary Education and Training Matter

  After suffering the largest share of job losses in the recession, Americans with no more than a high school education have continued to lose jobs during the sputtering recovery while better-educated people have gained millions of jobs, according to a Georgetown University study Over nearly five years of financial turmoil, Americans across a broad … Continue reading

In The News | Work-life Balance, Most Unemployed Have College Experience, RIM Layoffs: Up to 6,000, Germany to Lack 3 Million Skilled Workers by 2025 and Much More

    Work-life balance: World’s 20 best cities – Rediff.com Business rediff.com – The biggest challenge for workers across the world is to find a perfect balance between work and life. Long work hours can impact health, jeopardise safety and increase stress among employees, acco… JobMarketMon     Number of the Week: Most Unemployed Have College … Continue reading

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