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By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -  This year's college graduates may find the toughest job market in years.

The number of jobs is shrinking and with 13 million out-of-work Americans looking for jobs, the competition is tough.

But the 250 graduates who got their diplomas at Darton College last night are optimistic and confident.

Tony Drury went back into the classroom after he became one of the casualties of a sluggish manufacturing industry.

He was a chemical operator Merck.

"Changing careers at 40 has been an experience but it's been a great one I'm very fortunate to have a job with Phoebe starting very shortly, moving on to the healthcare industry ensures you a job in the future, " Tony Drury, Associate of Science Respiratory Care.

According to one recent study, employers expect to hire 22 percent fewer new grads from the college Class of 2009 compared to 2008.

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