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Grads surviving economic uncertainty: survey

Two-thirds of global employers surveyed said they would hire recent grads

Almost two-thirds of global executives plan to hire recent graduates this year, according to a survey conducted by recruiting firm Korn/Ferry International.

36 per cent of those polled, however, said they would hire fewer grads than last year.

Those polled included executives from 90 countries who are registered with Korn/Ferry, and the recruiting company claims respondents represented “a wide spectrum of industries and functional areas,” though no further detail was provided on its website.

“Hiring plans for new graduates seem to be holding strong despite a downward trend in the overall labour market,” said Korn/Ferry managing director of Southern California, Caroline Nahas, in a press release. “Maintaining the pipeline of new talent is critical even during an economic downturn as it positions companies for a recovery.”