Graduates and hats Graduating college seniors will face a better labor market than college graduates saw in other recovering economies, such as the recovery after the 2009 recession.

Employers worried about workforce shortages may want to take a look at the upcoming crop of college graduates, a study from iCIMS finds. There is good news for both employers and potential employees in the study, but the data also suggested that companies can do much more to nurture a pipeline of future job candidates, which will help prevent talent shortages and higher rates of job turnover.

The study by iCIMS, a talent recruitment software company, surveyed HR professionals and college seniors around the world, including responses from 500 HR or recruiting professionals and 500 college seniors in the US. The report comes as stories of labor shortages have become common. Despite the improving economy, issues such as pay and safety continue to constrict the labor supply to some extent. Even as the pandemic seems to be fading, some workers resist the idea of returning to the “normal” that existed pre-pandemic.

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