Jobs, Earnings for College Graduates on the Rebound

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The job market is beginning to improve for those who have recently added a college degree to their resume, as more companies expect to step up hiring over the next few months.


Officials at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill career services center told the Huffington Post that they have seen a 7.4% increase in the number of companies interviewing students for potential positions over the past year. Career experts at more than a dozen colleges said they have seen an increase of 15 to 30% in the number of companies attending campus career fairs this year.

It's kind of like a no-brainer, Kathy Sims. Director of Career Services at UCLA, told the news outlet. "The economy is better and the college recruitment market is improving."

According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), earnings for graduates is also on the rebound, with the median wage for first-time job seekers after college up 4.5% higher than it was a year ago to stand at $42,569.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that professionals with a college degree on their resume have the potential to earn $1,000 more per week than those with some or no college education.

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