College Grads Don't Want To Go Work For Startups

Jobs Employment Initial Claims Unemployment Hiring WorkforcePeople wait in line at a job fair sponsored by State Senator Jose R. Peralta and Elmcor Youth and Adult Activities in New York City.

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Here’s a surprise: college graduates aren’t all that interested in startups. So says job search site surveyed over 250 folks in college and found that only 4 per cent named a startup as their ideal place to work.

More students wanted something a teeny bit bigger like a small or medium sized businesses (39 per cent).  Plus 27 per cent were gunning for a large corporation. Even in these Tea Party times, 19 per cent wanted to work for the government.

Why? A good chunk of college students want job security — one third said that this was more important to them than salary.

Who can blame them? says that hiring has slowed in nearly all industries and in all top cities — right when grads are pounding the pavement looking for work. That includes tech jobs. In April the number of new tech jobs dropped by 10% from March.

Scarier still, in April there were three unemployed people for every job opening.

Here’s a a sad look at the vanishing jobs:

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