Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Good news for graduating college students!

Preliminary Results: College Hiring Up 21 Percent

Source: National Association of Colleges & Employers, 2011 (NACE)

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Employers expect to hire 21 percent more new college grads this year than they did last year, according to preliminary results of NACE’s Job Outlook Spring Update survey.

Back in August, employers projected a 13.5 percent increase in college hiring for the 2010-11 academic year. However, since that time, other NACE surveys have pointed to college hiring gaining momentum. For example, NACE’s hiring index, conducted monthly October through February, showed an increase in the percent of employers planning to hire more new college graduates. In addition, NACE’s monthly recruiting activity index pointed to increased activity on campus: In fact, the index hit an all-time high in February, foreshadowing a greater increase in hiring for the college Class of 2011 than originally anticipated.

To date, 114 companies have responded to the survey. The Job Outlook Spring Update survey closes on Friday, April 8. Complete results from the survey will be available to members in mid-April.

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