JOB MARKET: A Tough Year to Launch a Career

JOB MARKET

HUNTING season opens on U.S. campuses this month as thousands of corporate recruiters begin their annual quest to sign up the best managerial and technical talent from the graduating class. At some schools, according to college placement officers, recruiting should rise slightly from 1971's recession-pinched level. But graduates will still find this a difficult year in which to launch a career.

Of 185 major corporations surveyed by Northwestern University, more than half said that they intend to offer jobs to more bachelor's degree holders than they did last year. On that...

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