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Grads Less Interested in Working for Big Tech Right After College

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Tech layoffs and a precarious economy are front-of-mind issues for this year's graduating class.

Credit: Butte College

College graduates are less interested in jobs in Big Tech and are prioritizing stability and well-paying positions by submitting job applications in the retail, finance, and manufacturing industries, a Handshake survey found.

Searches for Big Tech brands from the Class of 2023 dropped by about 15% compared to last year's class, the career site found.

Tech layoffs and an uncertain economy, concerns about the effects of AI technologies, and conflicting opinions on hybrid work arrangements are all major issues for recent graduates.

These students are not shunning technology. Nearly three out of four say they want to develop new technical skills in the next few years. And 85% say they already have experience with at least one technical skill, such as data analysis or information technology.

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