The recessionary economy makes finding work tough for both new graduates and experienced researchers
Summertime, and the sidewalks are steaming--tempers short, and the work day long. It's the time of year when people are considering whether they should start looking for a new job. If they begin the search now, they can at least look forward to a new place to work when the cool weather comes. Summer is also the season for new science graduates to make a decision as to whether they should continue in academia or break away from the campus and seek out a job in industry.

For the summer of 1991, the outlook is on the hazy side for young scientists pounding the hot pavement, curriculum vitae in hand, looking for a new--or a first--professional position. While there are some indications of an upturn in the economy, recessionary strategizing is causing companies and universities to...

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