Ask HR: What’s the current demand for internships and contract work?

This past week, we asked our panel of HR experts the following question: With so many new graduates seeking work experience, and so many people in career transitions, why do you believe more employers do not offer volunteer, internships, part-time, or contract work opportunities?

Click on the link above to read their individual answers. Some of our experts felt that there were actually more opportunities for contract work or part-time work in order to temporarily fill the holes left by mass waves of layoffs in various industries. But other experts felt that generally speaking, employers are being more conservative with the scope of their internship programs.

So this means that recent college graduates may have to work a little harder than in the past to secure entry-level employment, internships, and volunteer opportunities with their career goals in mind. Do you have any advice for recent college graduates? Should they seek alternative work opportunities until that good full-time job comes along?

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Matthew Glenn

October 26th, 2009
6:58 pm

What is the current demand for interns in the information technology field in Atlanta, Georgia? What are the places in Atlanta, Georgia that I can intern at?