Non-College grads looking for full-time employment may not be finding jobs online for one simple reason: They aren’t being posted.
According to economists, the job market for people without a college degree has been changing drastically in recent years. Many companies have eliminated some well-paying jobs in factories and offices that didn’t traditionally require an advanced education, and many workers are discovering that they need more advanced training to secure a new job with comparable pay.
Studies done by Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce found that an estimated 80 to 90 percent of jobs posted online require at least a bachelor’s degree. By comparison, 30 to 40 percent of openings were posted for candidates with some college education and only 40 to 60 percent of job openings were posted for high school diploma holders.
Georgetown researchers theorized that a reason behind this low percentage for less degreed workers is that companies aren’t posting jobs in fear that there will be higher turnover in employees and therefore aren’t willing to make an investment in online job boards. Another big reason is that many companies are looking at staffing agencies to help fill these vacancies for them.