Companies plan to hire 5 percent more grads this year than they did last year, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers. And in fact, of the 2010 graduates who’ve actively applied for jobs, 24.4 percent already have jobs in hand, as opposed to the 19.7 percent of graduates who had jobs last year.
“There appears to be a greater awareness of the economic realities among this year’s graduates,” said Marilyn Mackes, NACE executive director, in a statement, and greater flexibility in the types of jobs they will consider.”
Last year, 40 percent of seniors responding to NACE’s survey had received job offers and 45 percent of those accepted. This year, 39 percent of responding seniors received offers, but 59 percent accepted.
The majors in highest demand were business and technology related subjects, of course.