Employees with college degrees are not always considered as a more valuable asset to a company than their less-educated colleagues. Many small business owners admit they value real-world work experience the most, according to a new survey by Manta, an online small business support community.
A recent college graduate survey indicates that a significant percentage of new grads are underemployed or have jobs that do not require their degrees. Most of the approximately 1,000 2011-2012 grads polled also claim that they will need additional training to qualify for the job they want.
This week, Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell helped unveil a research facility at the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM). The facility, based in Prince George County, will house research projects in surface engineering and manufacturing systems, and help grow high-skilled jobs in the state. Read more
Employers anticipate hiring 13 percent more graduates this year than they did in 2012, but some job candidates will have a better chance at getting and keeping a job if they have a paid internship on their resume, according to two surveys. Read more