Many Left Behind in This Recovery Have Something in Common: No College Degree
Photo: Amira Karaoud
Heather Long, The Washington Post
Every day, Catelyn Morris fills out job applications for positions as a receptionist, office manager, or sales associate near her Macon, Georgia, home. So far, she’s only had one callback. She believes there’s a major drawback to her application: She doesn’t have a college degree.
What Morris is experiencing in her job search is playing out across the country. Hiring has rebounded quickly for Americans with college degrees. In recent months, there’s been a noticeable surge in people with two-year associate’s degrees getting back into the workforce, but Americans with only a high school diploma or less remain deep in crisis mode, even as employers claim they are having trouble finding workers.