It is not hard to find a job if you prepare yourself very well. By that I mean, while you are still in school, you must do as many internships as possible. I had a bad experience as a chemical engineering graduate without any internship and everywhere I went for an interview, I was ask for an experience from previous internship which I did not have. I did eventually get a job but it was harder than my fellow students who did internship. In fact the company you intern with will most likely hire you right out of school.
I may be the wrong person for answering this question. But still I don't believe this is hard to find a job after completing Chemical Engineering as a major. You should be enthusiastic to understand chemistry and engineering design with some intellectual logic, that's set. Find a company which fascinate you and dig into their all job responsibilities. Try to acquired those skill, knowledge as much as you possible. Am pretty much sure, if you do this you will be in that company sooner you realize.
Chemical Engineering is one of the most versatile engineering degrees. If you are willing to move to where the jobs are you will never be without one. I became a chemical engineer because I love chemistry, but didn't want to go to grad school. I have been in industry for 21 years.
As a chemical engineer, I could say finding a job in this field is not that easy. It needs a lot of struggle and effort. One has to be thorough with the basics of engineering. Remember, technology might have advanced to a great extent, but the roots are always basics of science and engineering. If we are confident on our own basics, it is not that difficult to find a job.