As graduating college students start to look for work, their job prospects are improving.
Carl Van Horn, director of the Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers, said job offers for new college grads are increasing and not just for science and technology majors.
“A lot of students who had great difficulty graduating with liberal arts degrees, let’s say in political science or even in history, were having more difficulty than they will be now,” Van Horn said.
Van Horn said the new graduates often are more likely to get hired than some long-term unemployed workers, even as the overall hiring outlook improves.
He said many of the grads want to get a job as quickly as they can so they can start paying off student loans. On average they leave public universities with $20,000 of debt, far more if they attend a private college.