Forty percent of college graduates are saddled with debt and menial jobs.
The Sacramento Bee reports that 40% of college graduates are working in menial jobs, and only a few are working in their chosen profession. This is a tragedy for students and a catastrophe for the nation.
Not that every job is not important, and not that all jobs do not have potential, but it does not make sense for students and parents to invest large amounts in college to end up with minimum wage jobs. “CEO pay has skyrocketed 300% since 1990. Corporate profits have doubled. Average “production worker” pay has increased 4%. The minimum wage has dropped.” One reason Wall-street protesters are so angry.
Smith from Microsoft says that “the U.S. educational system is not producing computer scientists and engineers in sufficient numbers” to meet demand and that “Microsoft had 4,551 job openings, including 2,629 computer science positions, but it’s taking the company up to 65 days on average to find qualified workers for open spots.”
Is that why colleges, corporate America, and elected officials continue to push insourcing?
Moreover, “unfilled” jobs are not just in the technical field, but also in all the best occupations. While admission to nursing, for instance, is almost impossible, the insourcing of workers for the medical profession, at all levels, is increasing by the thousands. Insourced workers are supposed to be paid the same wage as would an American worker, but there is evidence that they are not. Also, foreign workers are charged for the visas, and money not paid to them goes to attorneys, the hiring corporation, politicians and cohorts. As investigated by Lou Dobbs and Christine Romans on CNN War On The Middle Class.
There is also discrimination as reported by Igasaki, an appointee who served for a time as the EEOC’s chairperson. “Igasaki, a civil rights attorney, found “extreme disparities” in blacks and Latinos that are hired “especially at the professional and management level, and the presence of qualified black and Latino candidates in that geographic area.”
A campaign to regain jobs and cost effective education would benefit college students, ALL college staff, and ALL elected officials.
Without students, there are no colleges. In addition, college age graduates are becoming the largest voting block. All those hampering job growth and education in America ought to be ousted, and or investigated, before it is too late. How many jobs are tweaked with “phony-requirements” or how a widget is made – in order to disqualify American workers and insource or outsource. As reported by the U.S, Citizenship and Immigration Service.
As Republicans push for cuts at all levels of education, even to the formative years – afterschool programs, art and music, dance, Headstart and school lunches – is dumbing-down Americans.