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A recent article indicates that, with jobs not exactly being plentiful, many recent college grads are accepting any jobs offered, even if they are not their dream jobs. If you are a contract recruiter, you may be able to assist them by providing contract opportunities that may help them bridge the gap and gain useful experience.

The article cited a survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) that showed only a quarter of those graduating in 2010 had a job lined up after graduation. Even grads from prestigious schools, such as Harvard, are struggling. Unemployment numbers seem to back up this survey – while the unemployment rate was 4.9 percent for those with bachelor degrees, it rose to 8 percent for those under age 25.

Even those who successfully find a job in their field often have to accept a lower salary to secure those jobs. Another NACE survey showed that the average salary offer for those with a bachelor degree declined 1.7 percent to $47,673.

We’ve already noted in previous blog articles how certain characteristics make Millennial’s great contract candidates. By providing these younger workers with contract opportunities, you may find a road to economic recovery for both you and your candidates!

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