Entry Level Hiring Up 8.5% in 2017

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CollegeGrad.com Survey Lists Top Entry Level Employers for 2017

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SEATTLE, WA, Feb 28, 2017 /PR Newswire/ – 2017 is turning out to be a great year to graduate from college with the best entry level job market on record. Hiring of new college grads in 2017 is now running at a record pace. Reflecting the robust economy and the need for highly skilled talent, employers are increasing their entry level hiring by 8.5% in 2017.

CollegeGrad.com, the #1 Entry Level Job Site, surveyed more than 400 of the top entry level employers across the US. The planned hiring for 2017 is the highest since the survey began more than 15 years ago.

“We have reached the highest level of entry level hiring in this millennium,” said Brian Krueger, CEO of CollegeGrad.com. “The increases in hiring are well above the record number of hires set last year. We have seen quite a few employers that are literally doubling their entry level hiring in 2017.”

The Top Entry Level Employers list, released today, represents more than 135,000 entry level jobs for the Class of 2017 and is available online at CollegeGrad.com/topemployers. It details the 2017 entry level hiring plans for more than 400 employers and includes links to entry level and internship job postings for each employer.

“Entry level hiring tends to be highly cyclical with the economy,” said Krueger. “When the economy is up, entry level hiring is way up, as it has been for the past three years. Keep in mind that the supply of new college graduates is relatively constant, so this is an increase in demand without a corresponding increase in supply. It’s a job seeker’s job market.”

While the Top Entry Level Employers list includes many brand name companies like Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Dell, Vanguard, Amazon, Staples and Capital One, it also includes lesser known employers that are actively hiring at the entry level. Many of these employers are hiring hundreds or even thousands of new college grads. “If a college student is looking for the definitive list of who is hiring, this is the list that will jump start looking for a job,” said Krueger.

Krueger reminds college students that although the 2017 entry level job outlook is highly favorable, the time to act is now. “Many of these entry level jobs have already been filled. Don’t wait until graduation to start your job search. CollegeGrad.com is the best place to find your entry level job or internship online.”


About CollegeGrad.com

CollegeGrad.com is the #1 entry level job site on the Internet and is the leader in the field of entry level job search since 1995. Brian Krueger is CEO of CollegeGrad.com, author of the best-selling book for entry level job search, College Grad Job Hunter, and former VP Global Talent Acquisition for Amazon. Brian is available for interviews and additional quotes upon request.

Employer Quotes

While our college recruiting has remained consistent each year, we are finding that it is more competitive for us to find talent than it was before the Great Recession of 2008. Companies are not only back on campus but they are being more creative with their recruiting practices and starting sooner, with greater emphasis in the fall and continuing into the spring.
— Marie Artim, Vice President of Talent Acquisition for Enterprise Holdings Inc.

R1 RCM has a long standing tradition of hiring highly motivated new and recent graduates to help us maintain a solid pipeline of emerging leaders to support our growing customer base. We’re proud to offer new and recent graduates who aspire to be our next generation of leaders the opportunity to join a rotational, hands on training program called the ‘Operational Leadership Development Program’. This fast paced, intensive program provides training on all aspects of the health care revenue cycle and ultimately (upon graduation from the program) a leadership role in one of our various site locations across the US.
— Heather Marcom, Vice President, Talent Acquisition at R1 RCM

At Nestlé Purina, we have an initiative called Project Opportunity. The focus of this work is the development and job creation for all people, including students and recent grads, through internships, apprenticeships, and management development programs. We see this work as developing the future of our organization and society.
— Mel Kohr, Director of Talent Sourcing at Nestlé Purina North America

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