According to a survey by The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), employers plan to hire 9.5 percent more graduates from the Class of 2012 than they hired from the Class of 2011. More than half of employers surveyed said they’re focusing on hiring business, engineering and computer sciences graduates.
The survey also found that:
- Although they plan to hire more graduates this year, many say the openings are related to attrition
- Employers anticipate wrapping up the majority of their recruiting efforts in the fall semester
- Employers plan to monitor hiring needs on a quarterly, or more frequent, basis
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