Will an economic downturn affect student recruiting?

A combination of demographics, technology and economics make student recruiting recession-proof.
By Mark Laurie and Nathan Laurie
|CHRR, Guide to Recruitment & Staffing|Last Updated: 02/23/2001

With the recent downturn in the North American stock markets and the slowdown in GDP growth, it appears the economy is losing some steam. If Canada heads into a recession will it affect campus recruiting?

Are the 250,000 students that graduate in May going to have trouble finding jobs?

Will companies pull the plug on their university and college recruiting programs and focus their efforts on reducing their numbers through attrition and layoffs?