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HIRING GAP
In this Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, photo, job applicants are interviewed by Florida Marlins staff at Marlins Park in Miami. Weekly applications for U.S. unemployment aid fell last week to a seasonally adjusted 369,000, a level consistent with modest hiring. The Labor Department said Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, that unemployment benefit applications dropped by 23,000, from a revised 392,000 the previous week. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz) | AP
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MANY newly minted college graduates are filled with anxiety, fearing that they won’t find decent jobs despite their knowledge and skills, and that they will never be free of tuition debt. At the same time, executives say they can’t find qualified applicants for a wide range of jobs.

So, this fall, I talked to about a dozen C.E.O.’s in a variety of industries, along with more than 135 graduates, to try to get to the bottom of this paradox.

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