• Majority of Grads Unemployed for More Than Four Months (July 31, 2003 Press Release)

    July 31, 2003 by


    Steven Rothberg
    3109 W 50 St Ste 121
    Minneapolis, MN 55410-2102
    Phone: 800-835-4989
    Fax: 702-537-2227

    Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 31, 2003 – A majority of college and university students and recent graduates who are actively seeking work nevertheless report being unemployed for more than four months, according to the results of a poll released today by CollegeRecruiter.com, an online job listing service for students and recent graduates with zero to three years of experience.

    “Unfortunately, the results were not surprising to our staff,” said Steven Rothberg, President and Founder of CollegeRecruiter.com. “Over the past couple of years, we’ve seen a real decrease in the number of employers actively recruiting students and recent graduates, whether that recruiting is on-campus, through newspaper or magazine advertising, or posting jobs on-line at career sites.”

    Rothberg, however, is optimistic. “Now that the worst of the Iraqi war is behind us, most of the employers with which we’ve talked are making plans to resume their hiring of students and recent graduates. Although we don’t anticipate that fall recruiting will be as strong as it was in 1999 or even 2000, it should easily exceed the results that we saw post-9/11 in 2001 and then again in 2002.”

    The CollegeRecruiter.com poll of more than 1,000 college students and recent graduates found that 43 percent have been unemployed for more than six months, 14 percent for four to six months, 25 percent for two to three months, and 18 percent for one month or less.

    About CollegeRecruiter.com

    CollegeRecruiter.com is the highest traffic career site used by job hunting students and recent graduates and the employers who want to hire them. The CollegeRecruiter.com network of career sites is used by 5,000,000 visitors per month to find part-time positions, summer jobs, internships and career opportunities. CollegeRecruiter.com features tens of thousands of job openings and over 1,300 pages of employment-related articles and Ask the Experts questions and answers. Further information about CollegeRecruiter.com is available at https://www.collegerecruiter.com/pages/press-room.php .