Rising number of ‘mal-employed’ settling for low-wage jobs

The Chicago Tribune

Though the economy is growing and new jobs are being created, … those graduating in June are not likely to see major improvements. About 1.7 million students are projected to graduate this spring with a bachelor’s degree and 687,000 with a master’s, according to the U.S. Department of Education.

“We are doing a great disservice by not admitting how bad it is for young people (to get a job),” [Northeastern University analyst Andrew] Sum said.

This is what you get after four expensive years of hard work at the university. With McDonald’s just announcing it plans to hire 50,000 people, this seems like a trend with staying power. Remember when these kinds of positions were derisively labeled “McJobs” when Republicans were in the Oval Office? Now they’re the new reality, and apparently no one’s fault.

Congratulations, Obama voters. You’re winning the future, one burger at a time. Do you want fries with that?

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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