'Sluggish' Job Market for New Grads

November 15, 2012

The job market for new college graduates is expected to increase by only 3 percent, according to "Recruiting Trends," the annual report prepared at Michigan State University and based on a national survey of employers. The report characterizes the growth as "sluggish." Phil Gardner, director of Michigan State's College Employment Research Institute, said that many employers remain uncertain about the direction of the economy and concerned that events such as the European financial crisis or the "fiscal cliff" facing Congress may damage the economy. Gardner said that the "most troubling" survey results were those finding that many employers believe new graduates have a sense of entitlement and unrealistic salary expectations.

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