In Demand: the Class of '88

The nearly 1 million U.S. college seniors who will don cap and gown in the next few weeks could not have picked a more propitious time to be venturing out of ivy-covered campuses and into the workaday world. With the U.S. unemployment rate at its lowest level in 14 years, companies large and small & are hungering for fresh talent from the college ranks. According to the Lindquist-Endicott survey of placement prospects, corporate America plans to hire 10% more seniors than it took on a year ago. A piece of sheepskin is fetching a better price: accounting majors, for example, will...

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