New US survey suggests that hiring of new graduates should increase in 2015

October 15, 2014

A new report from the Collegiate Employment Research Institute (CERI) at Michigan State University predicts that hiring of new graduates with bachelor’s degrees will increase by between 16% and 20% in 2015. Graduates are expected to be particularly in demand in the information services sector, which includes telecommunications companies, motion pictures, broadcasting, and publishing; the report suggests that hiring in this sector could jump by as much as 51%. Finance and insurance are also set for a turnaround following a year of cutbacks, and Proessional, Business, and Scientific Services—which includes fields as diverse as management consulting, accounting, engineering, and computing services—are also poised for significant increases. The only sector expected to see a decrease in hiring is education services, which is anticipated to dip by 2%. According to CERI Director Philip Gardner, growth is being driven by pent-up demand, an improving economy, and an increase in the number of retirements. Forbes | The Chronicle of Higher Education