As graduation season approaches, soon-to-be college alumni will have more to celebrate than just the end of term papers and final exams: Ample job prospects and higher-than-usual starting salaries. According to a new survey from CareerBuilder, 65 percent of employers say they plan to hire recent college graduates this year, up from 57 percent last year and the highest outlook since 2007. One third will offer higher pay than last year, and 1 in 4 will pay $50,000 or more.
“New college graduates have better prospects this year than in years’ past – both in terms of opportunities and salary offers,” said Rosemary Haefner, Chief Human Resources Officer of CareerBuilder.
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