The job market for the Class of 2005 is predicted to be the best since the Class of 2000. The majors most in demand are accounting, business administration, marketing, computer science and engineering.
According to Michigan State University's annual Recruiting Trends survey, economic sectors showing strength this year include: retail, wholesale, transportation (not including airlines), health services, entertainment and real estate. The findings of the Recruiting Trends survey favorably coincide with the results of this year's Top 100 Employers survey conducted annually by and published in THE BLACK COLLEGIAN Magazine's Second Semester Super Issue.
The Top 100 Employers listing ranks the survey respondents according to the projected number of hires from college recruiting for the Class of 2005. The top 20 employers are:
- Enterprise Rent-A-Car--7,000
- Ernst & Young LLP--2,900
- Lockheed Martin--2,863
- Sodexho, Inc.--2,050
- Fairfax County Public Schools--1,600
- Northrop Grumman--1,266
- United States Customs & Border Protection--1,200
- United States Air Force--1,095
- Raytheon Company--1,000
- JPMorgan Chase--810
- Procter & Gamble--569
- Liberty Mutual--545
- Grant Thornton--500
- Bank of America--413
- United States Air Force Personnel Center/DPKR--400
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