Conditions are expected to improve for college graduates entering the job market this spring, as the economic recovery continues to gain momentum. In fact, nearly two out of three employers surveyed by a leading employment consulting firm plan to hire from among this year’s crop of 1.8 million grads.
Job Seekers More Confident in New Survey
1 IN 4 FEEL NEW JOB IS WITHIN 3 MONTHS; BUT JOB-SEARCH CHALLENGES PERSIST
As the economy and job market continue to regain strength, job seekers are slowly becoming more confident, as evidenced by a survey of callers to an annual job-search advice hotline, 63 percent of whom believed they would find new employment in under six months. That was up from 55 percent who said the same a year ago.
While survey after survey indicate that more Americans plan to continue working well into their retirement years, employers counting on that may still find themselves shorthanded if they fail to gauge potential retirement activity in their own organization.
Employers’ need for talent may, in fact, be helping to boost relocation. In a small sampling of approximately 50 human resources executives by Challenger, nearly 40 percent indicated that their company actively recruits potential candidates from outside the local area due to skill shortages region’s talent pool. Meanwhile, 47 percent are always on the lookout for out-of-town talent simply because they always seek the best candidates, regardless of their location.