Employment trends for students fresh out of college have been grim in recent years. However, according to an article in the Wall Street Journal , large employers plan to increase their hiring of college graduates finishing their degrees in the 2011-2012 academic year. Larger firms boasting more than 4,000 workers plan to hire 6% more graduates than last year. This figure alone could yield excitement for seniors in college sacked with nerves as job prospects are low and ambitions high. However, there is still reason for pause as the article stated the diminished likeliness of new hires in mid-sized and small companies. Smaller firms are still likely to hire, but with caution. Meanwhile, mid-sized firms are to decrease by 3%.
Regardless of the numbers directly related to mid-sized and smaller firms, improvement in hiring is nothing to discredit. It’s encouraging for upcoming grads to see trends in employment turn in a positive direction. As always keep your eyes open and take these new figures into consideration while on the job hunt. Source