Job Outlook: Employers Plan to Hire 7.8 Percent More Graduates for Their U.S. Operations
Employers plan to hire 7.8 percent more new college graduates for their U.S. operations in 2013-14 than they did in 2012-13, according to results of NACE’s Job Outlook 2014 survey.
Overall, employers anticipate hiring 12 percent more new college graduates in 2013-14 than they did in 2012-13. This includes the hires they anticipate for all of their U.S. and international locations.
Please note that the current projection cannot be compared to the overall hiring projections of past years because those surveys did not differentiate between respondents’ hiring plans for their U.S. operations and for their international operations. NACE’s Job Outlook 2014 survey marks the first time the association has asked employers to provide hiring projections for both their U.S.-based and international locations.
NACE collected data for the Job Outlook 2014 survey from its college recruiting professional members from August 5 through September 13, 2013. A total of 208 surveys were returned for a response rate of 19.8 percent. NACE will release the Job Outlook 2014 report in the fall.
“The overall average starting salary for Class of 2013 new college graduates currently stands at $45,327, an increase of 2.4 percent over the reported average of $44,259 for Class of 2012 graduates, according to the September 2013 Salary Survey.”