Demand and supply

Diego Arreola and Diego Arreola

Too many students who graduate from colleges are unable to obtain jobs.

In a country where education is mostly free and the tools to succeed are given to us the reality is many college gradates struggle to be employed.

According to governor Mitt Romney on 50 percent of kids graduating from college and are unable to obtain a decent job or even one at all is preposterous.

With the economy going down in 2009 leading us into a recession, the percentage of students graduating from college and not obtaining the job they desired in their field increased highly.

When competing with more experienced people and with those who have mastered fields such as engineering the chances at a descent job were slimmed down to hardly anything for those fresh graduates with very little experience.

This is where the economics comes in with supply and demand, when you have too many students graduating and not enough jobs due to small businesses closing down thanks to big corporations such as Walmart and Costco.

According to Mitt Romney “A weak labor market already has left half of young college graduates either jobless or underemployed in positions that don’t fully use their skills and knowledge.

Young adults with bachelor’s degrees are increasingly scraping by in lower-wage jobs – waiter or waitress, bartender, retail clerk or receptionist, for example – and that’s confounding their hopes a degree would pay off despite higher tuition and mounting student loans.”

Government needs to do something about big businesses going bankrupt or this is going to cost graduating students more jobs than they already don’t have.

This country needs more American jobs rather than buying everything from our competitors such as China and India.

Creating American businesses creates more jobs, giving graduates the jobs they deserve and leave the underpaying jobs to those without degrees.

Younger graduates deserve the jobs more than most people, they are fresh and ready to go out into the field. Use what they’ve learned in throughout the years, and are more energetic than most older experienced folks.

When a student graduates he is most likely going to be in debt due to all the school loans .

Most graduates would need to start working right away in order to pay for his/her bills and start his new life as a young adult.

How is this going to happen when that same student is fighting against ten other guys for the same job.

People need to major in useful fields that will get them the jobs of tomorrow like green jobs, engineering, and doctors.

As for now, graduating students who have obtained a bachelors should keep looking or take it a step further and go for a masters in the mean time.

Our schools prepare students to graduate in certain fields and be eligible to obtain better jobs with better pay. However, those students are competing for the same position against others due to the low amount of available jobs.