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Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Perks in the works for new grads?

Maybe I graduated at the wrong time. It looks like new college grads will be able to demand more perks from their soon-to-be employers.
A study out this week by Challenger, Gray & Christmas says this year’s 1.4 million college graduates will probably enjoy the best entry-level job market since the dot.com collapse in 2001.
"Some employers are already dreaming up perks to attract the best talent. Those graduating with degrees in business, engineering, computer science, education and health care should find a relatively welcoming job market,” said John A. Challenger, chief executive officer of Challenger, Gray & Christmas, a nationwide outplacement and consulting firm. Several fields will see increased starting salaries.
Challenger says employers are going to give hiring priority to graduates who have had internships and hands-on experience or to those who have at least proved that they are adept at learning and adjusting quickly.

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