ERIC Number: ED226636
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Nov-15
Reference Count: N/A
Recruiting Trends 1982-83. A Study of 637 Businesses, Industries, Government Agencies, and Educational Institutions Employing New College Graduates.
Shingleton, John D.; Scheetz, L. Patrick
Results of the 1982-1983 Recruiting Trends Survey of Michigan State University are presented, based on a cross-section of 637 responding employers in business, industry, government, and education. After an overview of the findings, statistical tables and observations for each table are presented. Results indicate that the class of 1982-1983 will face a declining job market. In general, visitations to campuses by employers will be reduced and hiring quotas will shrink about 16.8 percent for bachelor's degree graduates. The oversupply of new graduates will continue for liberal arts, social science, and education, and this year's engineering graduates will also feel the decline in employer demand. For majors in which the supply of new graduates is more equivalent to the demand, the smallest decreases are likely to be experienced by majors in hotel, restaurant and institutional management, marketing/sales, and retailing. Additionally, information is provided on: hiring minorities and women, starting salary offers, reductions of salaried workforces, employment opportunities by geographic region, campus interview schedules, placement services and recruitment activities, and personnel forecasting. Questionnaire items and a list of employer respondents are appended. (SW)
Descriptors: College Graduates, Employment Interviews, Employment Opportunities, Geographic Regions, Higher Education, Job Placement, Labor Market, Labor Supply, Majors (Students), Occupational Surveys, Personnel Needs, Recruitment, Salaries, Trend Analysis
Placement Services, 113 Student Services Building, Michigan State University, E. Lansing, MI 48824 ($10.00).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Placement Services.