25 Companies Hiring College Graduates This Summer

Let’s face facts; the current state of the U.S. economy is putting a damper on your college graduation. I know, I know… I just brought up the elephant in the room. I’m sorry,  but I did it because I am here to help. college-graduates

Careerbuilder recently published their 2009 Annual College Job Forecast. Despite all the gloom and doom stories about the job market, this year’s crop of graduates have something to look forward to. According to the report, 43 percent of employers are planning to hire recent college graduates this year. This number is down from past years, yet it is still a high percentage given our current situation.  Now, I know what you are thinking; where can I find out which companies are hiring? I have anticipated this thought and have included THE list; THE list being 25 companies that are actively hiring recent college graduates this year. You’re welcome. 

1. Allstate Insurance – 800 new graduates.

2. Arcadis – between 30 and 40 new graduates.

3. Cbeyond – 250 new graduates.

4. Dish Network – between 40 and 70 new graduates.

5. Geico – 300 new graduates.

6. GMAC – between 40 and 50 new graduates.

7. Harris Corp. – 170 new graduates.

8. Kaplan Higher Education – 250 new graduates.

9. The Kroger Co. – 800 new graduates.

10. Maxim Healthcare Services – 500 new graduates.

11. Perot Systems – 50 new graduates.

12. Quest Diagnostics – between 20 and 30 new graduates.

13. Rite Aid Corp. – between 250 and 350 new graduates.

14. Robert Bosch LLC – 20 new graduates.

15. Ryder System Inc. – 300 new graduates.

16. Sabre Holdings – 8 new graduates.

17. Sara Lee – 30 new graduates.

18. Shell Oil Co. is hiring new graduates.

19. The Sherwin-Williams Co. – 550 new graduates.

20. Sodexo – 95 new graduates.

21. Sun Microsystems – 80 new graduates.

22. Tyson Foods Inc. – between 50 and 65 new graduates.

23.  UnitedHealth Group – between 150 and 200 new graduates.

24. Weichert Realtors – 640 new graduates.

25. Whirlpool Corp. – 75 new graduates.

While you are busy scouring the job market, keep these businesses in mind. You know what they are looking for; a recent college graduate with a desire to be hired. Do you know anyone that fits that description? You should, now go and fill out that application.

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