Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Best College-Grad Job Market in Years

sez USA Today. This is according to a recruiting industry organization the National Association of Colleges and Employers. I am thrilled to see this basically good news, of course. Yet the spin on the story is a little heavy handed, to wit:

"Stronger starting salaries: Nearly nine out of 10 employers say competition for college hires has increased, and more than 20% have raised, or plan to raise, their starting salaries, according to NACE."

Sorry, but shouldn't that read, "Though nearly 90% of employers say competition has increased, ONLY A LITTLE OVER 20% EVEN HAVE PLANS TO raise starting salaries" ? Plus the increases they quote, 5.4% for accounting and 5.3% for computer engineering? Not so much more than inflation, and less than tuition went up last year.

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