Slumping economy hurts summer job market

Summer jobs are becoming harder to come by for college students, according to college officials.

Valerie Adams, director of career development at Fairleigh Dickinson University, blames the job shortage on the hurting economy.

"If the businesses aren't successful, they'll have their full time people take up the slack," says Adams. "The economy is tightening. We don't know what's going to happen in the future, so students need to be more proactive."

Adams recommends students spend between three and six months trying to find summer employment. She advises students to stop by their college career service centers for help as well.

For more the interview with Valerie Adams, go to channel 612 on your iO digital cable box and select iO Extra.

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