Post First Published: December 29 2021 10:51 AM Post First Updated: September 10 2022 2:36 PM
The U.S. has 115,000 janitors, 83,000 bartenders and 323,000 restaurant servers with bachelor’s degrees.
U.S. employers complain that they can’t find enough skilled employees. Then how do we explain why almost 54 percent of recent college graduates are underemployed or unemployed, even in scientific and technical fields, according to a study conducted for the Associated Press by Northeastern University researchers?
The cause is more fundamental than the cycles of the economy: The country is turning out far more college graduates than jobs exist in the areas traditionally reserved for them: the managerial, technical and professional occupations.