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Friday, April 21, 2006

Job outlook better for new PSU grads

According to a report issued this week by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), U.S. employers expect to hire nearly 14 percent more new college graduates in 2005-6 than they did the previous year. Pam Ehlers, director of Career Services at Pittsburg State University, said today that those predictions are right in line with trends she is seeing this spring at PSU.

Additionally, Ehlers said, salaries in some areas are improving, as well. Some graduates with highly sought after technology degrees, she said, are getting starting offers near $60,000.

The NACE report, titled "Job Outlook 2006 Spring Update," is based on a national survey of employers. Of those surveyed, 60 percent said they planned to hire more new college graduates this year. Another 22 percent said they planned to hire at the same level as last year.

The service industry led the way with an expectation of hiring 16.4 percent more new graduates than they did last year. Manufacturers said they plan to hire 11 percent more and government and non-profit agencies said they plan to increase hiring by 9 percent.

For more information:
Pam Ehlers: pehlers@pittstate.edu, 620-235-4140.
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