Employment: Wanted: Almost Any Warm Body

An annual salary of $8,100 ought to sound reasonably attractive to a young fellow fresh out of college. But not to University of California Senior Al Hartman, 22, who graduates in June with a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering and has already been offered an $8,100 job by General Electric, which also promised to pay his tuition toward a master's degree. Hartman in tends to turn G.E. down, figuring that he can get as much as $9,000 from some other company — hopefully, one doing defense work that can promise a "critical...

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