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Two Prospects for Your Job Hunt: Slim and None

Posted By Ruby Elizabeth Lee On Aug 27, 2009 @ 11:38 am In News | Comments Disabled

With an increase in UC tuition [1] and a global recession on our hands, it’s probably more important than ever to find a job. Business owners in Berkeley have some encouraging words for you: good luck.

With students cutting back on superfluous spending and employers cutting back on hiring, there’s more competition for the dwindling number of jobs available to students. The unemployment rate [2] in Berkeley has jumped from 7.4 percent last December to 11.9 percent in July, just under the current national average.

And a sad economy equals sad students (which means Le Petit [3] will probably be the only business to see an increase in revenue). On the bright side, not having a job will leave you lots of time to protest the tuition hike by following Mark Yudof around or vandalizing his property [4] or whatnot.

Image Source: extremeezine [5] under Creative Commons
Local Businesses See Decrease in Hiring [Daily Cal [2]]

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URLs in this post:

[1] increase in UC tuition: http://www.dailycal.org/article/101708/uc_board_of_regents_approve_fee_hikes

[2] unemployment rate: http://www.dailycal.org/article/106360/local_businesses_see_decrease_in_hiring

[3] Le Petit: http://www.yelp.com/biz/le-petit-market-berkeley

[4] vandalizing his property: http://clog.dailycal.org/2009/08/24/mark-yudofs-da-bomb/

[5] extremeezine: http://www.flickr.com/photos/extremeezine/3277771465/

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