USA Today reported that even though starting salaries remain about the same as last year for graduates, a recent study revealed that "About 57% of employers say they plan to hire new college graduates this year, up from 53% last year and 44% in 2010."
This is good news for our young professional population and should have a positive impact on the economy as well. Some opposition about hiring recent graduates is attributed to reasoning that there's an heavy influence on book learning as opposed to real-world experience, and the fact that company needs require both technical and liberal arts skills, while others are concerned that entry level jobs require more work experience than a recent graduate would have.
Of the most popular degrees, business majors seem to be at the highest demand, followed by computer and information science majors, and engineering. To read the full article from USA Today, click here.
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