Recruiting Trends 2020-2021 Report

After an impressive 10-year run of continuous expanding opportunities for new college graduates, the unforeseen COVID-19 brought college recruiting to a standstill. This year’s outlook is more subdued with the labor market in a swoon with only the associate’s degree seeing growth in opportunities.

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COVID-19, a non-economic event with destructive economic consequences, continues to raise uncertainty nearly 10 months after introducing in the U.S. The hope for a speedy recovery has not materialized, and conflicting economic news sends troubling signs that some employers are recovering and doing well while others face continued economic hardship.

Despite the turbulent economy swirling around us, the college labor market did not totally collapse. In fact, associate-level opportunities continued to expand. Good news for two-year schools with programs in applied technology and engineering, computer science, health technicians and support, and programs tailed to local economy. Enrollment declines, a repercussion of COVID, needs to address the support needed by low income, underrepresented youth and adults who could supply talent to these employers.

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