ERIC Number: ED364128
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Dec-3
Recruiting Trends 1993-94. A Study of Businesses, Industries, and Governmental Agencies Employing New College Graduates.
Scheetz, L. Patrick
This report examines job market trends for new college graduates based on a survey of 618 organizations (businesses, industries, manufacturing organizations, service sector employers, government agencies and military services. Topics considered include: (1) anticipated changes in hiring trends for new college graduates, (2) changes in campus recruitment techniques and strategies, and (3) expected starting salaries by academic major and degree level. Findings indicate that, for the first time in 5 years, an anticipated 1.1 percent increase in employer hiring of new college graduates is expected. These hiring increases are anticipated in such industries as tire, rubber, and allied products; hotels, motels, restaurants, and recreational facilities; automotive equipment; and food and beverage processing. Academic majors in short supply are in chemical and electrical engineering and the Master's of Business Administration. Starting salaries are expected to be 0.4 to 1.6 percent higher than a year earlier. The report also notes that the new and emerging occupations are in the fields of computer and high technology related occupations, business systems analysts, environmental scientists and engineers, health care and medical specialists, and communications and multimedia specialists. A "medium" level rating is given as to the availability of job opportunities for all regions of the United States. (GLR)
Descriptors: College Graduates, Demand Occupations, Drug Use Testing, Employer Attitudes, Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns, Higher Education, Labor Market, Recruitment, Salaries, Surveys, Trend Analysis
Michigan State University, 113 Student Services Building, East Lansing, MI 48824-1113 ($25).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Career Development and Placement Services.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A