Thingish Things

Time to Learn About Life, Grads

Written By: William F. B. O'Reilly - Jun• 10•12

There’s a stack of resumes on my desk almost an inch thick. I no longer know what to do with them.

They are from young people — recent college graduates mostly — willing to work for next to nothing. Many have offered to work for free. And I can’t help them.

For a time, I was meeting each of them. But when I did, I became impressed in some way with every one of them and felt a moral obligation to try to find them jobs. I don’t have time to do that anymore. So I stopped meeting with them and the resumes are stacking up.

The Associated Press reported last month that 53.6 percent of recent college graduates are unemployed or underemployed. That’s a staggering statistic, but a believable one. A whole new batch of resumes is now arriving from the graduating class of 2012 — and the economy is slowing again.

The rest of this column is available at Newsday Westchester.  Thanks for reading. 

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