"2014 was a great year for entry level hiring and 2015 is even better. The Class of 2015 is in high demand among employers."
Seattle, WA (PRWEB) April 14, 2015
As college graduation approaches for the Class of 2015, CollegeGrad.com, the #1 Entry Level Job Site, announces the Top Entry Level Employers for 2015. Entry level employers are projecting an overall increase in hiring of 6% in 2015. The Top Entry Level Employers list represents more than 125,000 jobs for the class of 2015, and is available online at http://www.CollegeGrad.com/topemployers. It details the 2015 entry level hiring plans for more than 400 employers and includes links to the home page, careers page and college page for each employer.
“It’s a great time to be graduating from college,” said Brian Krueger, president of CollegeGrad.com. “2014 was a great year for entry level hiring and 2015 is even better. The Class of 2015 is in high demand among employers.”
The CollegeGrad.com survey results name Enterprise Rent-A-Car as the #1 Entry Level Employer. With 8,500 projected entry level hires for 2015, Enterprise Rent-A-Car is predicting an overall increase in their 2015 entry level hiring. “Because we put our employees in a position to succeed and we promote from within, we continue to need to hire thousands of new college graduates into our Management Training program each year,” said Marie Artim, Vice President of Talent Acquisition at Enterprise Holdings. “Our management trainees come from over 100 different degree programs at more than 800 campuses. This year we also expect to increase the number of interns we hire into our Management Internship program, which teaches them to hone their business skills and provides us a pipeline for future leaders.”
In addition to Enterprise Rent-A-Car, CollegeGrad.com details the hiring plans for more than 400 top entry level employers. The list includes many Top Entry Level Employers from previous years, such as insurance companies Progressive and GEICO, retail giants Target, Walmart and Amazon.com and accounting firms PricewaterhouseCoopers and KPMG.
Entry level is the primary talent pipeline for many of these top entry level employers. “KPMG continues to hire thousands of the best and brightest college recruits each year because we need top talent to grow, innovate, stay competitive, and serve our clients,” commented Becky Sproul, National Managing Partner of University Relations and Recruiting for KPMG. “Our diverse and inclusive culture encompassing professionalism, collaboration, corporate responsibility, innovation and integrity enables us to attract and retain these individuals who are critical to our continued success.“
In addition to brand name employers, there are many lesser-known employers on the list as well. “Since our inception in 2004, Carahsoft has relied on the talents and energy of new college graduates to build our company,” said Kathy Kelly, Director of Recruiting at Carahsoft, a government IT solutions provider in the DC area. “Our commitment to providing extensive on-the-ground training and to promoting from within has been key to our on-going success.” Carahsoft has grown to more than $2 billion in the last 10 years with nearly 500 team members. They have hired 200+ new grads for the past 3 years and plan on hiring 250+ this year as growth continues to accelerate.
Many of the largest employers with huge talent needs continue to expand their hiring, yet that doesn’t mean that it’s easy to get hired at the entry level. “The biggest change that we’ve seen regarding college recruiting is a trend among large employers of being more selective and personalized in their recruiting efforts,” said Bob Orndorff, Senior Director of Career Services at Penn State University. “HR/Recruitment leaders have realized more success in finding the best candidates when they get to know the person behind the resume via involvement in class projects, student clubs/organizations, and, of course, the traditional means of internships/coops.”
Krueger reminds college students that although the 2015 entry level job outlook is favorable, a successful job search requires a concerted and focused effort. “It’s never too early to start your job search. And with more entry level career information provided to college students and recent grads than available at any other site, CollegeGrad.com is a great place to start your search. Start early for best results. Start now.”
CollegeGrad.com is the #1 entry level job site on the Internet and is the leader in the field of entry level job search since 1995. Brian Krueger is CEO and Founder of CollegeGrad.com, author of the best-selling book for entry level job search, College Grad Job Hunter and former VP Global Talent Acquisition for Amazon.com.