The Berkshire Eagle reports  the 2019 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts graduates truly have a reason to celebrate.

In addition to putting their last batch of final exams behind them, they'll be starting their job search at an opportune time, their commencement speakers assured them.

U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal said during the school's 120th commencement on Saturday. "Bottom line, this morning in North Adams is a good time to be a college graduate as you join the workforce."

MCLA students, staff and their families packed into the Amsler Campus Center gymnasium on Saturday to celebrate and bid farewell to the 354 graduates.

Most of the graduates come from Massachusetts and if they intend to remain here, Patricia Marshall of the state Department of Higher Education is optimistic about their chances of finding a job.