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Wages haven’t kept pace with recovery, study finds

The stock market is improving. Corporate profits are up dramatically. But workers’ wages don’t seem to be rising, a study finds.

After going eight months without working, Karen St. Germain has learned one thing about the job market in today’s tough economy.

“Employers are looking for a lot more for a lot less from employees,’’ said St. Germain, who has applied to work at a number of Massachusetts firms after losing her job as an operations manager at a local jewelry maker. “Employers are looking at bringing in people at lower pay, and they want you to do a lot more things that aren’t included in a job description.’’

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