30,000 anxious graduates are chasing work in ‘jobs famine’

Ireland“Up to 30,000 graduates face a jobs famine when they hit the labour market this month. The private sector is recruiting fewer graduates than last year and on lower starting salaries, according to a major new survey. In the public sector, recruitment has slowed dramatically in the big areas of health and education. A record number of 56,000 students will graduate from universities and colleges this year – two in every five will stay in further education to get better qualifications and avoid the failing jobs market …” (more)

[John Walshe, Independent, 15 June]

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