March 29, 2008

JUST LIKE IN THE LAST DEPRESSION:

New grads still get jobs in slow economy (Anita Weier, 3/29/2008, Capital Times)

Though the economy looks pretty fragile, job prospects for college graduates are quite strong, two UW-Madison career directors say.

"There definitely are good prospects. We were surprised at the extent companies are still hiring," said Steve Schroeder, director of the undergraduate career center at the University of Wisconsin's School of Business.

"Part of it is that the baby boomers are starting to retire. For the next 15 or 20 years, there will be more people retiring than graduates entering the market."

Even companies that are struggling continue to hire, Schroeder noted.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 29, 2008 6:16 PM
Comments

All that needs to be done is put in place the proper medical laws (like Europe) and gas the old beggers when they get to be too big a drain on the system. Problem solved.

/sarcasm off/

Posted by: Mikey [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 29, 2008 7:35 PM

The academy -- with its finger on the pulse of the marketplace! The folks at the career center were surprised that their cherished notion about our failing economy wasn't borne out by the reality of their irrelevancy.

Posted by: erp at March 30, 2008 8:18 AM
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