Sacramento Bee, "Foon Rhee: State faces a 'brain drain' if grads lack jobs"

Young people work harder than ever to get into college as demographic trends have driven record numbers of applicants. Now, students who managed to get into, and finish, college face the worst job market in years. The latest statistics show that fewer college graduates are finding work, that those who do find jobs are earning less, and that many who have jobs are not working in the fields they studied. - HTN Foundation

Foon Rhee: State faces a 'brain drain' if grads lack jobs

By Foon Rhee, Associate editor
Published: Sunday, Jul. 31, 2011 - 12:00 am | Page 1E
Last Modified: Sunday, Jul. 31, 2011 - 11:14 am

Lynsie Salazar graduated in December with a communication degree, but can't find a marketing or pharmaceutical sales job. She's starting to look outside California.

Julia Roman received a master's degree in human behavior in May, but has looked unsuccessfully for full-time work in a related field. She's making ends meet by offering child and animal care.

Chris Balding got his diploma in marketing in the fall of 2009, and after nine months settled for an entry-level office job with state government. He wants to put his degree to better use.

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