Hiring increase expected

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Students take heart: Twice as many employers as a year ago say they plan to increase hiring.

According to a research by the St. Cloud State University Career Services Center, more than 42 percent of Minnesota employers surveyed plan to increase hiring in the coming year. That compares with about 21 percent noted in last year's survey.

The MN College Job Outlook 2011, which polled 93 organizations actively recruiting four-year graduates in Minnesota, also found that 51 percent of employers expect to maintain current staffing levels, according to Andrew Ditlevson, survey director.

Those findings are consistent with the national survey announced Sept. 16 by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).

NACE reports a nearly 24 percent hiring increase expected in the Midwest in 2011.

The St. Cloud State survey also has findings about recruiting methods, in-demand skills, salary plans and skills in need of improvement.

For more information contact Andrew Ditlevson, associate director of the Career Services Center, at 320-308-4018.

- Mike Nistler and Jeff Wood

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