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Poll: New college grads not ready for work

(Kansas City Star) Fifty-three percent of U.S. employers plan to hire 2013 college graduates this year. The rest aren’t hiring largely because they don’t have jobs to offer.

But according to survey results released Tuesday by the Society for Human Resource Management, there’s more than a sluggish job market to blame.

The survey revealed widespread dissatisfaction with the graduates’ perceived job readiness, as well as a technical skills mismatch between the applicants and job requirements.