So, with a little over a week left on the poll, I've noticed that most of my readers are unemployed--still looking for a job and hopeless. That's a whopping 30%! The next biggest category is Employed in a field unrelated to the law with 25%. I can't believe that over 50% of my readers aren't currently employed as attorneys.
Well, I was forwarded this article.... entitled "Class of '11 will see slightly better jobs outlook." Promising, right? Well most of the article discusses undergrads. For BIDER readers, there is no good news:
...Interest in graduates with associate, master's and professional degrees like medical, law or veterinary is expected to fall, with the exception of Ph.D.- and MBA-level students.How can it fall any lower? Well, with 45,000 new law grads on the market in May 2011, it's not really a surprise.
And I don't buy that things will get better for college grads either. I have a good friend who has an undergraduate degree in.. I'm not sure. She's nearly 40, so at this point her degree is meaningless. But she has experience as an office manager of a law firm and a PR firm. She's versatile, I suppose. When she combs the Internet for admin level positions in New York and New Jersey--she finds plenty o'jobs. Problem is that most of them pay $10/hour. How is anyone to survive on that? What about rent? What about transportation. This is New York Shitty!
Unfortunately, the fodder for this blog is never ending. I don't see an end to this recession. Do you?