College Hiring Flat

College Hiring Flat

Projected hiring for the Class of 2009 shows very little growth over the hiring levels for the Class of 2008, but no expected decline, reports the NACE Job Outlook Preview Study (www.naceweb.org).

Among corporate respondents to the current poll, 52 percent of respondents project that they will be hiring fewer graduates during the 2009 recruiting season than they hired from the Class of 2008; 34 percent still anticipate hiring more graduates; and 14 percent expect to hire the same as they hired in 2008. (See Fig. 1.)

The decreased expectation for college hiring was broadly felt across industries. Only government as a sector saw a significant increase in hiring expectations, while manufacturing and professional services remain essentially flat during the period of economic turmoil. All other industry categories decreased their hiring expectations for the Class of 2009. (See Fig. 2.)

Projected hiring for the Class of 2009 shows very little growth over the hiring levels for the Class of 2008, but no expected decline, reports the NACE Job Outlook Preview Study (www.naceweb.org).

Among corporate respondents to the current poll, 52 percent of respondents project that they will be hiring fewer graduates during the 2009 recruiting season than they hired from the Class of 2008; 34 percent still anticipate hiring more graduates; and 14 percent expect to hire the same as they hired in 2008. (See Fig. 1.)

The decreased expectation for college hiring was broadly felt across industries. Only government as a sector saw a significant increase in hiring expectations, while manufacturing and professional services remain essentially flat during the period of economic turmoil. All other industry categories decreased their hiring expectations for the Class of 2009. (See Fig. 2.)

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