Hiring Forecast for New Graduates Highest in Nearly a Decade. New survey reveals job, salary prospects for Class of 2016. By: Mary Lorenz on April 21, 2016.
Graduation season is upon us, and while Ryan Seacrest and James Franco are imparting wisdom on America’s future, employers nationwide are preparing to welcome a new generation of workers to their organizations.
According to a new survey from CareerBuilder, 67 percent of employers say they plan to hire recent college graduates this year, up from 65 percent last year and the highest outlook since 2007. More than a third (37 percent) will offer higher pay than last year, and 28 percent will pay $50,000 or more.
Are New Grads Ready for the Workforce?
At the same time, employers are expressing doubt over whether new grads are ready for the workforce. According to the survey, 24 percent of employers don’t feel…