Career Prospects for the Class of 2019

By Robert Half on April 17, 2019 at 6:00am


Senior managers were asked, “How likely is it that your company will hire new college graduates in 2019?”:

41% Very likely
42% Somewhat likely
13% Somewhat unlikely
5% Very unlikely

Responses do not total 100 percent due to rounding.

Cities where companies are most likely to hire new college graduates:

#1: Miami
#2: Raleigh
#3: Austin
#4: Pittsburgh
#5: Los Angeles
#6: Nashville
#7: Charlotte
#8: Houston
#9: Des Moines
#10: Cleveland

Benefits of hiring new graduates:

35% Enthusiasm about starting a new career
28% Fresh perspectives and ideas
18% Ability to learn and be trained
16% Strong technical skills
3% Other

Source: Robert Half survey of more than 2,800 senior managers in the United States

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