Home Must Reads Finding work still hard for recent grads

Finding work still hard for recent grads

| Print |  Email
Must Reads
Monday, June 03, 2013

Finding work after graduating college still remains a challenge in the wake of the Great Recession.

Employers said they plan to hire only 2 percent more graduates from the class of 2013 than they hired last year from the class of 2012, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers. The association surveyed nearly 200 employers nationwide in the spring, including CH2M Hill, the Denver-based engineering firm founded in Corvallis by Oregon State University students; Dick’s Sporting Goods; Levi Strauss & Co. and Procter & Gamble Co.

Tough economic times that have delayed the launch of careers and sent some graduates back home to live with their parents have prompted some people to question the value of a college degree.

Read more at The Register-Guard.

{biztweet}college job{/biztweet}

 

More Articles

OB Video: Building trade ties with the EU

News
Monday, June 16, 2014
BritEmbCampionBY KIM MOORE | OB RESEARCH EDITOR

The Oregon economy could get a boost from a new trade agreement being negotiated between the U.S. and the European Union.


Read more...

Attack of the Robin Sages

Contributed Blogs
Monday, July 07, 2014
070714 thumb linkedinfakesBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

Named after the 2010 experiment by Thomas Ryan, "Robin Sages" are fake social media profiles designed to encourage linking and divulging valuable information.


Read more...

Proceed with caution

June 2014
Thursday, May 29, 2014
0614leadersBY COURTNEY SHERWOOD

Business and civic leaders weigh the risks and rewards of going green.


Read more...

The barber is back

June 2014
Thursday, May 29, 2014
BY MIKE GREEN

An old profession is new again.


Read more...

Driving green

June 2014
Thursday, May 29, 2014
BY KIM MOORE

Transportation accounts for the second-largest source of greenhouse gases in the U.S. (28% in 2012), and the use of renewable fuels, such as biodiesel and ethanol, is booming in light of state and national programs to make transportation fuels cleaner.


Read more...

Blips and trends in the housing market

News
Thursday, June 26, 2014
062614 thumb realestateBY ERIC FRUTS | OB BLOGGER

Last year, the housing market in Oregon—and the U.S. as a whole—was blasting off. The Case-Shiller index of home prices ended the year 13% higher than at the beginning of the year. But, was last year a blip, or a trend?


Read more...

What I'm Reading

June 2014
Thursday, May 29, 2014

The CEO of Axiom EPM, Peri Pierone, and the co-founder of McMenamins, Mike McMenamin, share their recent reads.


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS