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Employers say college grads lack needed skills, but that could be changing, survey finds

The survey only included organizations in which at least a quarter of entry-level roles are filled by people with an associate or bachelor’s degree. Most are privately held. The largest share of all the firms polled — around a quarter — are in the technology sector, followed by finance (12%).

Employers continue to value skills AAC&U presents as the hallmarks of a liberal arts education. But, as with its past surveys, the findings highlight a disconnect between abilities employers think are important and those they say new graduates bring to work.

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