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American job market on the upswing

US college graduates are facing the best job market since 2001, with business, computer, engineering, education and health care grads in highest demand.
None | By Reuters, Washington
PUBLISHED ON MAR 21, 2006 11:51 PM IST

US college graduates are facing the best job market since 2001, with business, computer, engineering, education and health care grads in highest demand, a report by an employment consulting firm showed.

"We are approaching full employment and some employers are already dreaming up perks to attract the best talent," said John Challenger, chief executive of Challenger, Gray & Christmas.

In its annual outlook of entry-level jobs, the firm said strong job growth and falling unemployment makes this spring the hottest job market for America's 1.4 million college graduates since the dotcom collapse in 2001.

The firm pointed to a survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers which showed employers plan to hire 14.5 per cent more new college graduates than a year ago.

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