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Survey: Hiring looks better for new grads

ATLANTA -- (Atlanta Business Chronicle) Employers will hire more new graduates this year than in previous years, but young employees may need to adjust expectations, reports Georgia Public Broadcasting. A survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers says that across the nation companies expect to hire 13 percent more new college graduates this year. In the South the number is expected to be about 8 percent.

But with unemployment at around 10 percent in Georgia, young people have to be realistic when conducting a job search, Elizabeth Wilson, a career placement officer at Armstrong Atlantic State University, in Savannah, Ga., told GPB.

"We have seen with our more recent graduates that they do need to be a little bit less picky," Wilson said. "They would be best served if they were to consider some underserved rural areas to work in. And also if they were open to working whatever shifts are available."

While job choices may be limited, graduates who secure jobs can expect to make about 3 percent more starting out than last year’s graduating class, according to the survey.

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