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ERIC Number: ED512840
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 44
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Recruiting Trends, 2006-2007
Collegiate Employment Research Institute (NJ3)
College students who plan on entering the labor market can expect to see more job opportunities in the spring of 2007, according to information supplied by 864 companies and organizations to this year's Recruiting Trends Report. After two years of double digit growth, the expansion will slow to a modest 4% to 6%. Two opposing factors appear to be colliding in this market. These are: (1) Employers who are aggressively hiring in anticipation of pending retirements; and (2) Employers who are cutting back on hiring as the economy slows. MBA's will witness a much brighter year. After two year of sluggish growth, MBA hiring is expected to expand by 8% to 10%. This year marks a return to a traditional, professional major base in recruiting. Many employers are seeking professionally trained graduates from business, engineering, and computer science. Plenty of opportunities exist for other academic majors as well. Some employers continue to seek graduates from "any" academic major, while others are specifically seeking communication, environmental science, social services, psychology and chemistry majors, to list a few. Appendices include: (1) Definitions; (2) Background on respondents; (3) Labor market overview; (4) Hiring intentions; (5) Direction; (6) Actual hiring; and (7) Total package. (Contains 18 tables.) [For the "Recruiting Trends, 2005-2006", see ED512843.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan State University, Collegiate Employment Research Institute