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Recent college grads may not like the lukewarm results of a major employment outlook survey. It shows the D.C. Metro area lags slightly behind the national average for new hiring.

Manpower's quarterly report surveyed thousands of employers in the D.C. area about their staffing plans for October, November and December.

Only ten percent of firms said they expect to increase their payrolls anytime soon. Not necessarily good news for college grads job hunting this summer.

"It is stable news for college interns," says Tim Namie, Managing Director of Manpower in Metro D.C. "We are suggesting that they remain flexible. Looking for internship opportunities, volunteering opportunities. Being very realistic with regards to their expectations of first year salary," says Namie.

Namie advises grads to recognize hiring trends on job boards and what they hear on networking sites when deciding which job sectors to aim for.

Mana Rabiee reports...

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