Fall 2022 recruiting looks extremely positive for the upcoming class of graduates. Almost 90% of employers responding to NACE’s Job Outlook 2022 Spring Update survey report that they will be hiring for both full-time and intern/co-op positions at that time.
This is up from last year, when 83% of employers responding to the Job Outlook 2021 Spring Update indicated they will be hiring for both full-time positions and internships/co-ops. (See Figure 1.)
The remaining 10% of this year’s respondents will also be hiring, but either for full-time or intern/co-op positions only. There are no respondents that indicate they will not be hiring in Fall 2022.
Each year, NACE surveys employers regarding their hiring intentions for the graduating class; this is conducted in two parts—fall (Job Outlook 2022) and spring (Job Outlook 2022 Spring Update). The Job Outlook 2022 Spring Update was conducted from February 2 – March 11, 2022. Of the 196 total respondents, 160 were NACE employer members, representing 19.8% of eligible member respondents, and 36 were nonmember companies. The Job Outlook 2022 Spring Update report is available to NACE members in MyNACE.
Figure 1: Hiring Expectations for Fall 2022
|Percent of 2022 Respondents||3.7%|
|Percent of 2021 Respondents||6.4%|
|Percent of 2022 Respondents||6.8%|
|Percent of 2021 Respondents||9.4%|
|Both Full-Time and Intern/Co-op|
|Percent of 2022 Respondents||89.5%|
|Percent of 2021 Respondents||83.3%|
|Not On-campus – Not Hiring in 2021-22|
|Percent of 2022 Respondents||0.0%|
|Percent of 2021 Respondents||1.0%|
|Percent of 2022 Respondents||Percent of 2021 Respondents|
|Both Full-Time and Intern/Co-op||89.5%||83.3%|
|Not On-campus – Not Hiring in 2021-22||0.0%||1.0%|