Spotlight Online for Career Services Professionals, September 1, 2010
Spotlight Online for Employment and Recruiting Professionals, September 1, 2010
College hiring is projected to rebound in time for the Class of 2011 to feel the effects.
Employers taking part in NACE’s Job Outlook 2011 Fall Preview survey anticipate hiring 13.5 percent more new college graduates from the Class of 2011 than they hired from the Class of 2010.
While the overall hiring projection is positive, less than half of those surveyed anticipate an actual uptick in hiring. In fact, just under 48 percent of responding employers expect to increase their hiring; 40 percent expect to maintain their hiring levels, bringing on approximately the same number of 2011 grads as they did from the Class of 2010. Approximately 12 percent anticipate cutting college hiring further. (See Figure 1.)
The Job Outlook 2011 Fall Preview survey was conducted among NACE employer members July 26 - August 20, 2010; 197, or 23.4 percent, responded. By region, 25.9 percent of the respondents represent organizations in the Northeast, 27.9 percent are from the Southeast, 32.5 percent are from the Midwest, and 13.7 percent are from the West.
Complete results from the survey will be available later this month through NACEWeb. In addition, members will be able to access the report through the September 15 issue of Spotlight Online.
Figure 1: College hiring plans by percent of responding employers