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Job Prospects For High School Grads

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Job Prospects For High School Grads

Job Prospects For High School Grads

Job Prospects For High School Grads

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Almost half of the kids who graduate from high school this year will be looking for full-time jobs. But what are their prospects? Guests examine the job market for this year's high school graduates.

Guests:

Joe Ostrowsky, will graduate from Susquehanna Valley High School in Conklin, N.Y.; works as a sales representative for Vector Marketing Corp., selling Cutco knives, door to door; took civil service exam in February; wants to be a stand-up comedian

Andrew Sum, professor of economics and director of the Center for Labor Market Studies at Northeastern University

Billy Harper, president of Harper Industries, a nationwide commercial and industrial construction company