The following is from the March 23, 2008, edition of The Dallas Morning News.

Worst job market in years to greet Class of '08

The Dallas Morning News

This spring, 1.5 million new college graduates will enter the worst job market in years, thanks to an economy teetering on the brink of recession.

But appearances can be deceiving, and the sinking economy may not translate into a poor market for freshly minted college grads. . .

New college grads always offer one advantage compared to people with years of experience: They cost less.

"Regardless of whether we're in a recession or not, companies are not cutting back on their new hires because they tend to be less expensive," said Troy Behrens, executive director of Southern Methodist University's Hegi Family Career Development Center.

There's also the perennial corporate goal of plucking the best employees from each graduating class. That's particularly important now as millions of baby boomers rapidly approach retirement. The oldest turn 62 this year.

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