Notes on the Entry Level Job Market

Posted on: May 19th, 2017

The class of 2017 is stepping in to one of the strongest job markets in several years, but underemployment continues to skew the data on career success at the entry level. GradStaff CEO Brian Weed discusses some of the underlying issues in this USA Today College article on why new grads and the companies that want to hire them are not connecting.

“Companies with between 100 and 1,000 employees have been responsible for a majority of new job growth in recent years, with ADP and Bureau of Labor Statistics data showing that companies with 500 or fewer employees have created more than 70 percent of new jobs over the last two years. However, these smaller companies often lack the scope and scale to justify on-campus recruitment for entry-level talent.”

We have a long way to go to solve this disconnect, but the team at GradStaff is dedicated to helping college grads looking for a career to connect with a company that is the right fit, not just a job.