More than half (54 percent) of employers surveyed recently by CareerBuilder.com and CareerRookie.com say they plan to hire recent college graduates. Last year 46 percent said they’d be hiring new college grads and in 2010 44 percent planned to hire new graduates.
The survey also asked employers which college majors they looked for and 39 percent responded that business degrees were most desirable. Computer and information sciences (24 percent) and engineering (23 percent) are also in demand.
The 2012 responses mark the first time since the Great Recession that a majority of employers plan to add recent college graduates to their staff. Read more about the survey here.