• Employers Plan to Hire 7.8 Percent More Graduates for Their U.S. Operations


    CONTACT:Kevin Gray, ext. 139, Andrea Koncz, ext. 121, 610.868.1421
    E-MAIL:kgray@naceweb.org
    akoncz@naceweb.org
    DATE:September 26, 2013
    SUBJECT:Employers Plan to Hire 7.8 Percent More Graduates for Their U.S. Operations

    BETHLEHEM, PA—Employers plan to hire 7.8 percent more new college graduates for their U.S. operations in 2013-14 than they did in 2012-13, according to results of a new survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).

    NACE’s Job Outlook 2014 survey also found that, overall, employers anticipate hiring 12 percent more new college graduates in 2013-14 than they did in 2012-13. This includes the hires they anticipate for all of their U.S. and international locations.

    NACE will release the Job Outlook 2014 report in the fall.

    About Job Outlook: NACE collected data for the Job Outlook 2014 survey from its college recruiting professional members from August 5 through September 13, 2013. A total of 208 surveys were returned for a response rate of 19.8 percent. Of those responding, 16.8 percent were from the West, 23.6 percent were from the Northeast, 27.9 percent were from the Southeast, and 29.3 percent were from the Midwest. The remaining 2.4 percent of respondents were located outside of the United States. By sector, 43.8 percent of responding organizations were from manufacturing, 37 percent from service, 8.7 percent from retail and wholesale trade, 8.2 percent from transportation and utilities, and 2.4 percent from government organizations.

    About NACE: Since 1956, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) has been the leading source of information about the employment of college graduates. For more information, visit www.naceweb.org. NACE maintains a virtual press room for the media at http://www.naceweb.org/press-releases.aspx.


Employers Plan to Hire 7.8 Percent More Graduates for Their U.S. Operations