According to a new survey from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), employers are being cautious in their plans to hire new college graduates.
Employers who responded to NACE’s Job Outlook 2012 survey plan to hire 9.5 percent more graduates from the Class of 2012 than they did from the Class of 2011. But a large portion of those hires are related to attrition.
“Many employers say they are focusing on ‘replacement hires,’” NACE Executive Director Marilyn Mackes said.
Employers indicated that graduates of business, engineering and technology-related programs have the best hiring prospects.