February 10, 2016

USC says new graduates entering an improving job market

Thousands of students at the University of South Carolina will graduate this weekend and school officials say they will enter an improving job market.

Employers are expected to hire 10 percent more new college graduates this year, according to a study conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

The USC Career Center reports full-time job listings with the agency are up 67 percent from last year.

Career Center director Tom Halasz says internship postings are up 18 percent and co-op job listings are up 33 percent.

Halasz says the number of employers that attended spring career fairs also increased by 15 percent.

He says those are all signs of an improving job market.

Halasz says this year’s job market remains competitive for new graduates, but it’s not as dire as in previous years.

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