JOPLIN, MO - Employers are beginning to offer more part time jobs and career services professionals are encouraging students to take advantage of them.
While it may not be ideal, they say part time positions and internships can often be a stepping-stone to a better position within the same company.
Nicole Brown, director of Missouri Southern Career Services center says that candidates right out of college are becoming increasingly attractive to employers because they will usually work for a lower salary than someone with more experience.
"Our employers are anxious to hire entry level students," says Brown. "Statistically it's shown that 50% of employers are looking to hire new grads this year.
"Hire a Lion" is just one of the resources MSSU has available to help students find jobs. There are 290 open positions on that job network, and anywhere from 7 - 11 being added each day.