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Job Outlook Business Intelligence 2015

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Published by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, the Job Outlook 2015 Report is an information packed document. Whether you are a college student, in a job search, unemployed or currently employed, this report provides intelligence for making informed career and business decisions. 
CEO of ME, Inc. business owners, use this type of report to adjust plans for achieving ETP member goals #1, #3 and #4.  Developing skills to zig when everyone else zags is part of learning to own your career.
Some report highlights are . . . .
  • Nearly two-thirds of employers—an all-time high—are planning to increase starting salaries to bachelor’s degree graduates from the Class of 2015, according to results from NACE’s Job Outlook 2015 survey.
  • Last year, 59 percent of employers planned to offer to increase starting salaries to bachelor’s degree graduates from the Class of 2014.
  • The average salary increase amount has somewhat leveled, with those planning increases this year at an average amount of 3.6 percent. Last year’s planned increase was 4.3 percent for Class of 2014 graduates, up from the 3.7 percent increase for Class of 2013 graduates.
  •  By industry, engineering services firms are most likely to increase bachelor’s degree salaries with 100 percent of respondents planning to do so. (See Figure 2.) Other industries with a high percentage of employers planning to increase starting salaries are food and beverage manufacturing and computer and electronics manufacturing.
  • For master’s graduates, salary increases are planned for 55.7 percent of respondents, also up from last year’s group of 52.3 percent. While the overall planned increase has dropped, it has only dipped from 3.7 percent for the Class of 2014 to 3.3 percent for the Class of 2015.
  • Data for the Job Outlook 2015 survey was collected from August 11, 2014, through October 7, 2014. A total of 260 surveys were returned for a 25 percent response rate. The Job Outlook 2015 report is available at or through the MyNACE area at

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