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Entry-Level Job Market Looks Promising

April 13, 2011, 7:00 AM by Kelly Bartnick

Entry-Level Job Market Looks Promising
SIOUX FALLS, SD - Even as the economy rebounds, many people continue to work in jobs in which they feel under employed. But what about those who are entering the job market for the first time? 

Job prospects are better than they used to be according to college career counselors. Nationally the numbers indicate entry-level hires are rising too. Recent figures from the National Association of Colleges and Employers say businesses will hire about 13 percent more positions this year than in 2010.

"I started in the end of December. I've been looking four months or so," Augustana College senior Alex Forder said. 

Forder graduates from Augustana College in just more than a month. Like so many of her peers, she'll need a job. Lucky for her, she already has one as an insurance underwriter. 

"I'm the first of my friends from home to have a job after graduation. And even from here of my friends," Forder said. 

"Things are very encouraging for many students coming out this year," Augustana Career Center Director Sandi Vietor said. 

It's encouraging because Vietor says companies are hiring more than they have since the economy buckled. Her office at the Augustana Career center is filled with opportunities; some hadn't been there before.

"The job market in general is coming back and we had some years when you had to search pretty hard and people had to take some entry-level positions or others that weren't their dream job in order to get rolling," Vietor said. 

She says some still may have to compromise. Many Augustana students start early, which is one reason why nearly 95 percent of 2010 grads found a job in their field. 

"Sometimes it may be just luck or fate," Vietor said.

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