BETHLEHEM, PA—Hiring will be up for new college graduates, according to a new report by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).
NACE’s Job Outlook 2013 survey shows that employers anticipate hiring 13 percent more Class of 2013 college graduates than they hired from the Class of 2012.
“While employers are seeking graduates from a broad range of disciplines, this fall they expressed particular interest in hiring new graduates with business, computer science, and engineering-related degrees and are looking to college campuses to supply their hiring needs,” says Marilyn Mackes, NACE executive director. (See Figure 1.)
While the hiring outlook is positive among most reporting industries, some industries are especially good bets for new college graduates.
“Those most likely to increase their hiring of new college graduates include employers in chemical/pharmaceutical manufacturing; computer and electronics manufacturing; retail trade; finance, insurance, and real estate; management consulting; and professional services,” says Mackes. “These fields represent demand for graduates across a spectrum of disciplines.”
Additional findings from the survey will be published in October; full results of the survey will be published in November.