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into today's workplace.
Job Market for College Class of 2006 Best in Four
The college Class of 2006 will enjoy the best
job market in four years, according to a report published
by the National Association of Colleges and Employers
Employers expect to hire 14.5 percent more new college
graduates in 2005-2006 than they hired in 2004-05, according
to NACE's Job Outlook 2006 report.
Most Lucrative College Degrees
In survey of the Class of 2006, engineers still
get top salary offers, but accounting and finance majors
are climbing quickly.
If the offers that are already starting to roll in
are any indicator, the class of 2006 will probably be
thinking more about their first paycheck than their
freshly minted diploma by the time graduation arrives.
A Phony Science Gap?
It's true that in a "knowledge economy" --
one where new information and ideas increasingly form
the basis of useful products and government programs
-- nations need an adequate science and engineering
(S&E) workforce. But it's emphatically not true,
as much of the alarmist commentary on America's "competitiveness"
implies, that the United States now faces crippling
shortages in its technological elites.
Poll: College Students Prefer Smaller Employers
A recent poll reveals that small and medium-sized companies
have an edge over large companies when it comes to recruiting
new college graduates. When asked "What size company
would you most like to work for?", 70 percent of
respondents chose "A small or medium size company"
while just 30 percent chose "A large international
company." The poll was conducted among nearly 500
recent graduates by CollegeGrad.com.
Underemployment Affects 18 Percent
of Entry Level Job Seekers
"I’ve got a job, but I’m looking for
something better..." 18 percent of recent college
grad job seekers are underemployed, according to a recent
survey of college graduates by the #1 entry level job
site, CollegeGrad.com. "The last four years of slow
economic growth has caused many students to take any job
after graduation, even if it didn’t meet their expectations,"
said Brian Krueger, President of CollegeGrad.com. “The
net result is that there are a large number of underemployed
entry level job seekers still looking for their first
entry level job in their field of study.”
Diversity Issues in the Workplace
The Wall Street Journal has interested articles that
focus on diversity issues in the workplace.
The Real World: What Entry-level Workers Wish
They'd Known When They Graduated
For many college students, taking the headlong plunge
outside the safe, secure world of college results in
a rude awakening to some of the cold, cruel realities
of the real-world rat race. We talked to some recent
graduates of Stetson University, DeLand, FL, to see
what they wish they had known about the real world when
they graduated and what advice they would impart to
those about to leave the college womb.
Future of Work Report
What are the major factors that will shape the future
of work in the current century and how are those factors
likely to evolve over the next 10 to 15 years? What are
the implications of these future trends for key aspects
of the future workforce and workplace, including the size,
composition, and skills of the workforce; the nature of
work and workplace arrangements; and worker compensation?
Writing Skills Necessary for Employment, Says
Poorly written job applications are a figurative kiss
of death, and corporations spend several billion dollars
annually improving writing among employees, according
to a business survey released here today by a blue-ribbon
group worried about the quality of writing in the nation's
schools and colleges.
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The Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment
Projections develops information about the labor market
for the Nation as a whole for 10 years in the future.