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lofttypeofaview
I pledge allegiance to the poor!
12:17 AM on 04/02/2012
This article is a false positive. Primarily they are only hiring young college graduates, so even a fifty year old is a recent college graduate; they still aren't going to be hired. Secondary these new and young college graduates aren't being hired for new job placements, they are being hired to replace the older and more experienced employees; so that they can lower the wages, benefits and increase the efficiency of their employee's energy to conduct twice the workload. The worst part of all of the above is that most of these corporations actually are only interested in hiring unpaid interns instead of full time employees, so it'll be like just going to a second college instead of a job and most of these interns won't receive job offers after they have completed their internship. After all why would these corporations offer many of their interns jobs, when instead they could just intern shop at the college next year for a free replacement.
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MiddleMolly
Working to better the USA!
06:05 PM on 04/02/2012
I did not assume that the internships they are mentioning are unpaid internships. Depending on the company, many of those internships are paid internships offered to young people who are still in school.

The fastest growing segment of the population right now is people 55+, and they are retiring. Some may be pushed out, but a large chunk of people in their 60's are ready to retire. The oldest Baby Boomers, born in 1946, are turning 66 this year, and that is the age at which they can take full social security. As the economy becomes a bit more solid, look for many people who are 66 to stop working.
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ericinkw
Business is Good, People are Terrific
10:33 AM on 04/06/2012
Republican's back to work plan is doing an upaid "internship" as a janitor, instead of getting a college degree.
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Kye154
11:42 PM on 04/01/2012
The authors of this article are assuming and extrapolating too much, because much of this economic revival is not happening in the real world. Also, universities are notorious for embellishing hiring figures as an enticement to get more students to attend their schools. Also, If anyone really checked and compared the figures, most of the jobs that companies offer often go unfilled, because many companies are in no big hurry to hire anyone. They just simply go through the motions of filling their applicant supply files.
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MiddleMolly
Working to better the USA!
06:10 PM on 04/02/2012
As the parent of a college student, I've been reading these reports for many years now. This is the first positive report I remember seeing in the past four years. The college recruiting reports in 2009 and 2010 were positively glum, if I recall.

Here's an article from 2010: It says that things are better than they were in 2009, but still not great:

http://www.usnews.com/education/articles/2010/04/29/rosier-job-outlook-for-college-graduates
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rotorhead1871
who are you jivin' with that cosmic debris?...
11:24 PM on 04/01/2012
yea I need a good job with my history,psyc, soch, or anthropology degree......what can you do for me???
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Trustfunded1
10:11 PM on 04/01/2012
Headlines that make Pravda blush.

Nice
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loki
cheap politicians for sale
10:09 PM on 04/01/2012
Amazing how fast things change in the media. Just back on the 21st of March there were stories on HP and other places about how graduating from college was the road to nowhere, and jobs for college grads were down to one of the lowest they've been in years. And now, like magic, just a few days later, a miracle happens and everything is wonderful again!
Dont you just love how the press and gov propaganda works. And of course, the average persons short term memory must be about as good as that of a brick, so people jump on it and lap it up.

are they putting Peyote in the water supply nowadays or what?
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Alan Light
11:16 PM on 04/01/2012
April Fool's!
02:24 AM on 04/02/2012
Hahaha.. I don't know anyone in my age group who has one of those magical jobs. All of my 28 year old friends are working at Walmart.
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09:37 PM on 04/01/2012
I certainly hope this is true. These are the ones who will lead us in the future so lets give them the chance. Lets also give them a break on their student loans so they will not be financially burdened for years.
09:14 PM on 04/01/2012
thats good news...im graduating in the fall with an engineering degree, i was getting scared i was going to have to settle for a boring 55k jobs... maybe i can grab a 75k hydraulic fracturing job..

on a serious note.. all these people complaining that they are IT jobs, high tech jobs, etc have no foundation to stand on.. they are recent college graduates, if you thought our economy was going to need sociologist, psychologist, artist, political scientist, etc. you deserve a part time job..

BTW, im a liberal..
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Boomerwoman
Momma said there'd be days like this
09:32 PM on 04/01/2012
Come to Seattle, we are hiring engineers, drafting experts. And if you don't have a college degree, learn to weld, learn machining and be willing to work OT fabricating parts for a Boeing subcontractor.

Seattle is HIRING.
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rotorhead1871
who are you jivin' with that cosmic debris?...
11:26 PM on 04/01/2012
sorry...Im stuck in traffic in Tukwilla......
02:25 AM on 04/02/2012
hahahaa. 55k would be a dream job for me. Keep dreaming.
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Educated Black Man
I am not African-American, I am simply an American
08:58 PM on 04/01/2012
Students I talk to (and I talk with many) are not experiencing similar results. keep ladling the slop!
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loki
cheap politicians for sale
10:10 PM on 04/01/2012
its election propaganda. They think that if they say it enough, people will believe its true. Problem is just last week the press was saying the opposite. Isn't it just amazing ..
Vinkaye
science matters
11:45 AM on 04/02/2012
I agree. It's along the same lines as the recovery is going well!
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SmartladyDem
Not a fan of the new format-
08:29 PM on 04/01/2012
The college grads I know have landed decent paying jobs-but with steep apartment rental rates-and massive students loans-It's, "Hello, Mom and Dad."
01:08 AM on 04/02/2012
My last child is a Junior this year and will be looking soon. I will be happy to have her back home for a while if she lands a decent job. Many of us did that when we were starting out and it wasn't bad:)
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SmartladyDem
Not a fan of the new format-
09:47 AM on 04/02/2012
I have heard nothing but positive stories lately. One word of caution though, prepare yourself for either scenario. I know some parents that were excited to have their kids come back for a "Visit" only to find that their child was hired too soon and across the country.
Good for you all, and I wish you the best.
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parabq
08:21 PM on 04/01/2012
Great now you can get a job at home depot and start paying off that 75,000 loan. What a scam higher education has become in the US. The world is going to kick our --- !!!! rightfully so !!!!
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SmartladyDem
Not a fan of the new format-
08:21 PM on 04/01/2012
College Seniors Finding Jobs More Easily Jobs As Companies Step Up Hiring-

Lol-NOT an ENGLISH major I take it?
02:14 AM on 04/02/2012
Don't just study literature, but take expository and creative writing courses to develop a skill that is often marketable if you are good at it and lucky to find a spot somewhere. Add to that some basic hard science courses and you will be literate on many subjects.
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SmartladyDem
Not a fan of the new format-
09:43 AM on 04/02/2012
Good advice, and I have a daughter that is pursuing exactly that path.
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coffeebeaner
the human being and fish can coexist peacefully
07:24 PM on 04/01/2012
"College Seniors Finding Jobs More Easily Jobs As Companies Step Up Hiring "

Did you hire one of those college grads to write the article titles?
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SmartladyDem
Not a fan of the new format-
08:21 PM on 04/01/2012
Sad, isn't it?
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556ball
Waiting for liberals to wake up.
10:41 PM on 04/01/2012
Haha, got a steady giggle out of me.
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James F Barry
Interior Designer * Very Gay
07:22 PM on 04/01/2012
Wow....was this a feel good planted story or what????? The total labor force is still nearly 4 % smaller then 4 years ago.....NOTHING has gotten better......
02:03 AM on 04/02/2012
well think about it. As older laid off's can't find a job, and jobs shuffle and merge, it opens up spots to hire younger cheaper and maybe fresher talent. They can train a young person to do it their new way with no resistance at lower pay and they still belive so they willingly work extra free hours for them. The current reshuffling of the deck is going to be a boon to business to selectively hire who they really want and most won't even get a pension anymore compared to the older fogies who still do and also get more vacation time. Just cheaper all around for the companys.
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GerryS
I WANT to pay $1 million per year in taxes, or mor
07:14 PM on 04/01/2012
college grads are finding jobs,

but the employors are paying them 20% of what the 50-60yr olds that got downsized got paid---

how else do you think they are paying the huge bonuses to the CEO's?????????
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Rick4646
SCOTUS- sell-out of America to highest biddfer
06:37 PM on 04/01/2012
It's simply amazing to read some of the right-wing posts; they ignore facts and turn around and make up their own. We still have a long way to go, but it's getting better; the place I work for is hiring more people.
Look at the republican plans now, they raise our unemployment, raise our deficit - some are several times more than President Obama's, lower our health care coverage, deregulate Wall St to where they send our economy into another heavy recession, lessen our kids education, and after all that the rich gets more tax breaks; that plan don't work, it didn't for Greece (since they have a similar budget) and it won't work in America.
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556ball
Waiting for liberals to wake up.
10:44 PM on 04/01/2012
Fact: Obama has spent 4 trillion in less than 4 years
Fact: If Obamacare stands, it will add 2.5 trillion to spending, largely on the backs of individual states.

You do the math.
lofttypeofaview
I pledge allegiance to the poor!
11:55 PM on 04/01/2012
I don't know enough about healthcare to comment but as for President Obama having to spend trillions, it isn't his fault as to why he's had to because since the corporations have fraudulently used tax incentives that were granted to them by the Republicans which they falsely claimed was to create jobs here; they instead used them to finance the transfer of our jobs overseas and left many unemployed. Those unemployed then had to collect unemployment and other social services. Also with the deflation of wages/hours and the inflation of necessities, once again by corporations; even those with jobs had to collect government benefits just to survive and therefore also had no disposable income to help stimulate the economy.
02:06 AM on 04/02/2012
Bush's iraq and afghanistan wars will end up costing us over 4 trillion total military, contractor, infrastructure, pay-offs and state department money before all is said and done.
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rotorhead1871
who are you jivin' with that cosmic debris?...
11:27 PM on 04/01/2012
the pubs dont have a plan......