As you start to receive those college graduation announcements in the mail, we thought we'd dig deeper on the KFBK Morning News on what awaits the class of 2019. Nearly 2 million students will emerge from U.S. colleges with bachelor’s degrees this month.
Competition for entry-level jobs is fierce, despite the tight labor market. Many applicants run a gantlet of internships and tryouts before getting a solid connection on a permanent job. Despite those challenges, Gen Z has a few top priorities for their careers.
A study by staffing agency LaSalle Network shows the class of 2019 wants a starting salary of 50-60 thousand, a promotion with a year and a corporate culture that recognizes they have lives outside of work: In this segment we talk about expectations and realities for the class of 2019 and the surprising way they are finding their first jobs out of college.