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  • Fall 2022 College Hiring Expected to Be Strong

    April 18, 2022 | By Kevin Gray

    Trends & Predictions
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    TAGS: trends and predictions, surveys, nace insights

    Fall 2022 recruiting looks extremely positive for the upcoming class of graduates. Almost 90% of employers responding to NACE’s Job Outlook 2022 Spring Update survey report that they will be hiring for both full-time and intern/co-op positions at that time.

    This is up from last year, when 83% of employers responding to the Job Outlook 2021 Spring Update indicated they will be hiring for both full-time positions and internships/co-ops. (See Figure 1.)

    The remaining 10% of this year’s respondents will also be hiring, but either for full-time or intern/co-op positions only. There are no respondents that indicate they will not be hiring in Fall 2022.

    Each year, NACE surveys employers regarding their hiring intentions for the graduating class; this is conducted in two parts—fall (Job Outlook 2022) and spring (Job Outlook 2022 Spring Update). The Job Outlook 2022 Spring Update was conducted from February 2 – March 11, 2022. Of the 196 total respondents, 160 were NACE employer members, representing 19.8% of eligible member respondents, and 36 were nonmember companies. The Job Outlook 2022 Spring Update report is available to NACE members in MyNACE.

    Figure 1: Hiring Expectations for Fall 2022

      Percent of 2022 Respondents Percent of 2021 Respondents
    Full-time Only 3.7% 6.4%
    Intern/Co-op Only 6.8% 9.4%
    Both Full-Time and Intern/Co-op 89.5% 83.3%
    Not On-campus – Not Hiring in 2021-22 0.0% 1.0%
    Source: Job Outlook 2022 Spring Update, National Association of Colleges and Employers