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Higher Ed in the News

Job market will be brutal for college seniors

March 5, 2009

Employers plan to hire nearly 22 percent fewer students from this year's graduating class than they did in 2008, according to a survey released on March 4, by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

The plunge in planned hiring is nationwide, but especially deep in the Northeast (38.9 percent decrease) and in the West (31.9 percent decrease).
The prediction ends a five-year run of good — or at least steady — news for job-seeking graduates.



Read the full story from the Chronicle of Higher Education.