It's got to be tough when you grew up being special (or at least that's what your boomer parents told you) and then you get slammed by this job market. The unemployment rate for workers aged 20 to 24 is now 15 percent, up from 10 percent a year ago, with young men faring worse. That includes recent college grads as well as young people who lost their jobs in this unending stream of layoffs.

If you fit that bill, I am truly sorry. It is just awful that the time of big dreams should become a big nightmare. Anyway, you may be interested in an event at St. Joe's tomorrow. Campus Philly, a local organization that wants to stop college graduates from leaving the region, is holding a combination job/graduate school fair from noon to 4 p.m. at the Upper/Lower Sports Complex (now there's a building waiting for some donor to slap a name on it. I'll give them 50 cents and they can call it the Von Bergen sports complex). That's on the new part of the campus across City Avenue from St. Joe's main quarters.

Obviously, as Campus Philly well knows, the region's college graduates aren't going to stay if they can't find work.

Click here to link to the event. They'd like you to pre-register. I'll probably show up and see who comes. Good luck.