PA—Employers say they expect their
college hiring levels to remain relatively flat, according to a new report from
the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).
Employers taking part in
NACE’s Job Outlook Spring Update survey say they will hire 2.1 percent more new
college grads from the Class of 2013 than they hired from the Class of 2012.
That’s down from the 13 percent increase they projected in the fall of 2012.
nearly half say they plan to hire more new grads from this class than from the
2012 class, but more than one-third report plans to hire fewer new grads than
they did a year ago.
“The new projection is consistent with recent
job reports that show job growth is less than anticipated,” says Marilyn
Mackes, NACE executive director.
About the Job Outlook Survey: The Job
Outlook survey is a forecast of hiring intentions of employers as
they relate to new college graduates. Each year, the National Association of
Colleges and Employers (NACE) surveys its employer members about their hiring
plans and other employment-related issues in order to project the market for
new college graduates for the current class and to assess a variety of
conditions that may influence that market.
The survey is conducted
in two parts: fall and spring. This release is based on results of the spring
survey, which was conducted February 11
through March 27, 2013. The survey was distributed to 1,006 employers holding
NACE membership; 196, or 19.5
By region, 27 percent of
respondents are from the Northeast, 30.6 percent are from the Southeast, 31.1
percent are from the Midwest, and 11.2 percent are from the West.
NACE: Since 1956, the National Association of Colleges and
Employers (NACE) has been the leading source of information about the
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