New Study Indicates College Graduates Will Have More Job Opportunities

As ECU seniors prepare to graduate on Friday, many of them are on the job hunt and finding a job is expected to be easier this year.

According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, the dismal hiring outlook for last year's graduating class has improved this year. Their Spring Job Outlook report indicates employers are expected to hire 8.6% more graduates than they did from the Class of 2013.

It's news that local seniors are glad to hear.

"It's a struggle to go through four years and get out and not know what you're going to do," says Meagan Ashley. "So it's extremely encouraging to know that there are more options this year."

Karen Thompson with the ECU Career Center says engineering, accounting and finance majors are in high demand.

The university commencement ceremony is scheduled for Friday at 9:00 a.m. at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.

When Pitt Community College has its graduation, there will be the highest number of graduates ever, with 754 students.