ERIC Number: ED288471
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Nov-30
Reference Count: N/A
Recruiting Trends 1987-88. A Study of 1,019 Businesses, Industries, Governmental Agencies, and Educational Institutions Employing New College Graduates.
Shingleton, John D.; Scheetz, L. Patrick
Information on job market trends for 1987-1988 college graduates is presented in narrative summaries and statistical tables. Attention is directed to trends in hiring, expected starting salaries, campus recruiting activities, and other related topics, based on a survey of a cross-section of 1,019 employers from business, industry, government, and education. Hiring quotas were expected to total 83,392 new college graduates. The employer categories expecting to hire the greatest numbers of new college graduates were educational institutions (11,670); electrical machinery and equipment (7,599); merchandising and retail services (7,828); accounting (7,787); and governmental administration (7,301). During 1987-1988, employers expected to hire more bachelor's graduates (4.0%), minority graduates (3.9%), women graduates (3.1%), and doctoral graduates (3.0%). Additional areas of analysis include: job availability by geographical region, the demand for various academic majors and degree levels, starting salary averages, international employment opportunities, changes in salaried employees, acceptance rates for job offers, trends for interviewing schedules, prescreening on college campuses, delayed hiring in 1986-1987, and hiring trends for liberal arts graduates. (SW)
Descriptors: Business, College Graduates, Demand Occupations, Employment Opportunities, Higher Education, Industry, Labor Market, Majors (Students), Occupational Surveys, Recruitment, Salaries, Specialization, Trend Analysis
Placement Services, Michigan State University, 113, Student Services Building, East Lansing, MI 48824-1113 ($25.00).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Placement Services.