May 19, 2013
No B.A.? No Job as a Filing Clerk
Posted on Feb 20, 2013
The abundance of unemployed college graduates in the United States is making it easier for employers to exclude less-educated people from jobs that previously required no special training.
Busch, Slipakoff & Schuh is a 45-person Atlanta law firm that is among a number of employers across the country that hires only people with at least a bachelor’s degree. The prerequisite applies to all positions, including couriers, file clerks, receptionists, administrative assistants and paralegals.
“College graduates are just more career-oriented,” said Adam Slipakoff, the firm’s managing partner, in an ambiguous statement that leaves the reader wondering whether he’s justifying the exclusive hiring of degreed applicants or commenting on the hard luck of recent graduates. “Going to college means they are making a real commitment to their futures. They’re not just looking for a paycheck.”
—Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.
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