BALTIMORE (WJZ)– Despite some tough economic times, it turns out Baltimore is a pretty good place for recent college grads to find a job.

Mike Schuh has the details.

Graduated from Towson University, Caitlin and Brittany are trained to be elementary school teachers.

Schuh: “Do either of you have jobs lined up yet?”
Caitlin and Brittany: “No.”
Caitlin: “They don’t really start hiring teachers until July.”

So now, after four years of college, they join the estimated 1, 700,000 other college grads this year looking for a job.

Schuh: “How are you feeling?”
Brittany Stone, graduated from Towson University: “Amazing! I’m so glad it’s over.”
Schuh: “What are your job prospects?”
Stone: “Basically, I’ve just e-mailed every principal I can possibly think of through Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County, trying to find a job.”

These grads should all be heartened by a new study showing that the Baltimore area is in the Top 15 nationwide. We’re the tenth best city for recent graduates. It’s based on relatively low rents for a small apartment, an average salary and an availability of jobs.

“I’m crossing my fingers and hoping that it is true,” Stone said.

Caitlin and Brittany hope to work close to home.

“Well, at least within an hour,” Stone said.

There’s certain to be some apprehension for some new job seekers this summer and their parents.

The No. 1 city is Washington, D.C.


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