EMC Research受旧金山艺术大学(Academy of Art University)委托进行的一项调查显示，3/4的公司计划聘用应届毕业生。调查涉及从医疗保健到金融业的267家美国公司。受访公司中有23%计划在去年的基础上增加招聘人数。
前两年就业前景异常惨淡，而此次调查结论却给2011届毕业传递了积极的信号。2009年20-24岁大学毕业生的失业率为9.1%，2010年为9.4%——创下美国劳工统计局(U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics) 1995年有统计以来该年龄段的新高。
虽然获得工作的希望上升，但也并非都是好消息。2011届毕业生的起薪收入是否会大大改善仍有待观察。罗格斯大学(Rutgers University) John L. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development本月发布的一项研究显示2009年和2010年，四年制大学毕业生的起薪中值是27,000美元，低于2006-2008年进入就业市场的毕业生的30,000美元。
To all recent college grads still tending bar, there's hope in today's tough job market. At least according to a new survey that shows many companies are planning to hire new graduates in the coming year.
Three out of four companies plan to hire recent college grads, according to a report by EMC Research and commissioned by Academy of Art University in San Francisco, which surveyed 267 U.S. employers across a spectrum of industries from health care to finance. Of those surveyed, 23% plan to hire more than last year.
The findings suggest optimism for the class of 2011, following pretty bleak job prospects during the past two years. The annual unemployment rate for 20- to 24-year-olds with college degrees in 2009 was 9.1% and 9.4% in 2010 – the highest recorded for this age group since the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking the data in 1985.
So what are employers looking for from the class of 2011? The EMC survey shows that computer proficiency ranked highest on their list of desired skills (84% of respondents), followed by analytical skills (79%) and writing ability (75%). Of those surveyed, 72% wanted experience using the newest technologies while 67% valued creative ability and 45% wanted employees with experience with interactive media.
But while the chances of landing a job might improve, it's not exactly good news all around. It remains to be seen if the earnings prospects for the class of 2011 will get much better. In 2009 and 2010, the median starting salary for students graduating from four-year colleges was $27,000, down from $30,000 for grads entering the job market from 2006 to 2008, according to a study released this month by the John L. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University.
And while potentially better jobs picture might be good news for the class of 2011, it could mean bad news for graduates of previous years still waiting tables or stuck at a temp job answering phones. Jobs might be opening up, but far too many 20-somethings with college degrees are still waiting in line for their big break.