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Hiring outlook brightens for college graduates

Hiring outlook brightens for college graduates

Michaela Jones graduated from Loyola University Maryland on Saturday. Even before she picked up her degree, the 22-year-old business administration major already had a job.

Jones becomes a production associate for the Baltimore event production firm Feats Inc. next month — and says fellow seniors are finding opportunities, too. For her class, she said, the college-to-work transition seems less daunting than when her brother graduated from Loyola five years ago.

"I didn't expect to be able to get out of college and start a couple of weeks later," said Jones, who is from the Philadelphia area. "We're in a different job market now. ... People are getting jobs ......