Skip to comments.For class of 2018, it's the best job market in a decade
Posted on 05/17/2018 10:52:17 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Congratulations, class of 2018 -- you've hit the jackpot, graduating into the strongest job market in a decade, according to CareerBuilder. Around 80 percent of companies surveyed by the jobs site said they plan to hire college grads this year, up from 60 percent in 2008. Another plus for new grads? More than half of employers surveyed cite starting salaries of $40,000 or more.
As for the most sought-after degrees or majors, business topped the rankings with more than a third of companies surveyed looking to hire grads with that major. Around 22 percent of companies are seeking candidates with a degree in engineering.
Technology and business savvy are skills that rank high on companies' wish lists. Of the employers surveyed, 31 percent said they were looking to fill positions in information technology, while a quarter said they needed workers for customer service roles.
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Thank You President Trump. MAGA
However, once hired, many will discover that they are at the bottom of the corporate totem pole, and are expected to work on all the undesirable tasks and projects.
“Welcome to reality, kid!”
...still provided they developed some salable skillset while they were in school.
How long will it take these companies to figure out that a liberal arts degree from virtually any college, but for a conservative few, isn’t worth the paper it’s printed on.
CBS doesn’t mention Trump at all.
Nothing about Trump, but I’m surprised they didn’t thank Odungho.
The 2009 Stimulus is finally delivering those shovel-ready jobs.
“he most sought-after degrees or majors, business topped the rankings “
Beginning with such a ludicrous and historically faulty statement trashes this whole article.
Sorry, it’s so full of shiite, it a two-flusher.
STEM is what the market is asking for, and has been for quite some time now.
They were on a 9-year delayed timer.
The economy is FOR THE FIRST TIME since the start of the Great Recession, experiencing a tru uptick. They say the Great Recession started in 2008. I can tell you the job market got bad in 2007....companies knew what was coming and stopped hiring. Now 11 years later thanks to the policies of President Trump, we are finally seeing things noticeably improve.
A decade? What happened a decade ago that ruined the job market? That would be right around the time Obama was inaugurated so let me think of something around then that could have left us in a 9 year slump. Hmmmm, can’t think of anything.
Global warming. Oops, wrong thread.
The business graduates of the Maritime College in Maine have only one major International Business and Logistics, with emphasis on logistics, transportation, and supply chain management are starting at $50,000 but they also have a required COOP for three to four months between their junior and senior years. The faculty continually poll employers on what they are looking for. Our students are even being hired as project managers for engineering companies.
Ain't that the truth. I developed a Clint Eastwood sneer and sour face responding to new twenties aged employees who had the nerve to ask me that if they took a couple classes could they have my job, me when I was working having spent a few decades as a systems engineer in IT. Many years of dozens of high-level classes and experience working with hundreds of various systems, yet these newbies want to be in charge of projects and make big bucks. Millennials are spoiled brats. When I was hiring some, a few argued for much more money than they were worth and those were the ones I wouldn't hire. The grateful ones got the jobs.
For a person like me we are in the best job market I can ever remember.
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