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.
Employers focused on hiring new college grads are optimistic about the job market for Class of 2014 grads; overall, they say the job market looks good for 2014 grads. In fact, they expect to hire 7.8 percent more Class of 2014 grads for their U.S. operations than they hired from the Class of 2013.
The 2013 Job Outlook provides an in depth perspective to the current employment environment.