College grads face best job market in years

If you are about to graduate from college, we have some great news!

A new survey says students graduating this year can look forward to the best employment outlook since 2007.

The CareerBuilder survey is based on responses from more than 2,000 employers — 65 percent who said they plan to hire recent college graduates this year.

One-third of employers said they are offering more money — one in four will pay a yearly salary of $50,000 or more.

“It’s just a much healthier economy, much healthier job market, and that’s driving the demand for recent college graduates,” Jennifer Grasz of CareerBuilder said.

The survey found that students will still face challenges with the skills they learn outside the classroom — like people skills and problem-solving abilities.

That’s where temporary assignments, internships and extracurricular activities can help.

There’s only so much anyone can learn in a classroom. And so a college grad looking for those transferable skills, including communication and teamwork, might want to give serious thought to starting out life with a staffing agency such as ours.

The temporary job industry has thrived as the economy recovers. Unlike a full-time position, a temp job runs for a designated amount of time. Temp jobs range from low wage to high-paying positions, and many companies have used them as they regain footing lost during the Great Recession.

Almost 3 million employees currently work in temp jobs, and 46 percent of employers plan to hire temps in 2015.

Apprentice Personnel delivers exceptional talent in a wide variety of industries at a moment’s notice.


About the Author

Larry Hannappel

Larry spent 16 years with Century Casino’s and was instrumental in the start-up and growth of the company through expansions in Canada, South Africa, the Czech Republic, Poland and on several cruise ships as well as in Colorado. He was most recently the SVP, Principal Finance Officer and COO of North American operations for Century Casinos Inc., a multinational, Nasdaq-traded gaming company. Earlier in his career, Larry worked at the Johns Manville Corp. Larry spent 13 years in various accounting and finance functions in the company’s fiberglass manufacturing division and was key in the start-up of a molding plant in Indiana. Larry and his wife Kathy and three children live in Colorado. He enjoys four-wheeling, motorcycling, golfing, skiing and brewing beer.

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