By Garry Marr. It’s not the job you wanted but maybe it’s the job you should take.
Youth unemployment is double the national average, forcing many graduates to accept the first job that comes along even if it is not in their chosen field and a long way from their chosen path.
Students have faced high tuition costs, even relative to inflation, and their debt is at record amounts compared with past generations. And those loan payments have to begin six months after graduation at a whopping 2.5 percentage points above prime lending rate.
Byrne Luft, vice-president of operations at human resources company Manpower, says it’s become a bit of a dirty word for university graduates but maybe it’s time to consider a trade to fall back on. Read more...