Wednesday, April 6, 2011

More employers hiring college-educated workers

College-educated workers are clearly reaping the benefits of a strengthening job market, but economists worry that Americans with lesser skills could be left behind.

Employers added 216,000 jobs last month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday, the most since the U.S. Census-inflated growth last May. Yet the gains aren’t spread evenly. Professional and business services grew by 78,000 jobs, the most since 2005, and many require college degrees.

Jobs are also sprouting for the less-educated. McDonald’s plans to announce today that it’s hiring 50,000 mostly part-timers in the U.S. on April 19 to prepare for the summer sales spike.