In case you haven't heard, hiring's cool again.

Even though we won't get another set of official numbers from the Department of Labor until later this week, we've got another indicator pointing to a recovering job market.

After nearly a half-decade drought, college campuses are witnessing the return of employers looking for eager young workers. In fact, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, hiring's expected to jump 10.2 percent for the newest graduating class – that's higher than the 9.5 percent jump employers expected back at the start of the school year. It's also the second year in a row employers adjusted their numbers upward in this poll.

Complete your profile to continue reading and get FREE access to BenefitsPRO, part of your ALM digital membership.

  • Critical BenefitsPRO information including cutting edge post-reform success strategies, access to educational webcasts and videos, resources from industry leaders, and informative Newsletters.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM, BenefitsPRO magazine and events
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including and

© 2024 ALM Global, LLC, All Rights Reserved. Request academic re-use from All other uses, submit a request to [email protected]. For more information visit Asset & Logo Licensing.