College Hiring Changes in the Year of the Coronavirus

Entry Level Hiring Up 2.4% in 2021, Entry Level Job Market Making a Comeback
By: CollegeGrad LLC
SEATTLE - Feb. 25, 2021 - PRLog -- ith an entire year of hiring uncertainty due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), you might expect that employers have simply stopped hiring entry level college grads.

And you would be wrong.

Hiring growth has slowed, but employers are still hiring.  And more importantly, entry level hiring has fundamentally changed.

According to the results of a new entry level hiring survey of more than 400 large US employers, hiring of new college grads in 2021 is up 2.4% over the previous year's downward adjusted actual hiring numbers. released the results of its Top Entry Level Employers survey today, with more than 400 US-based employers making the list.

"The results of our survey show the amazing resiliency of entry level employers in meeting market demands," said Brian Krueger, CEO of "Employers are shifting to virtual hiring, virtual onboarding and virtual work in the new paradigm of hiring and work."

Enterprise Rent-A-Car again topped the survey results, with 5,505 projected entry level hires in 2021.  "Transparent communication and simply doing the right thing were our keys to successfully navigating recruitment and hiring during a global pandemic," said Marie Artim, VP of Talent Acquisition for Enterprise Holdings. "As the business rebounded, we reengaged our university partners and our candidates to promote opportunities to bring this incredible talent into our evolving and innovative business."

The full survey results of the Top Entry Level Employers are now available online at The list includes employer detail pages displaying projected entry level and intern hires for 2021 along with direct links to the careers page, college page and internship page at each employer's website.

Krueger further noted, "Entry level hiring has significantly changed in the last 12 months. College students looking for internships and entry level jobs need to be ready to make the shift to online and virtual to be competitive for the jobs with employers who are actually hiring."

About 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 of, author of the best-selling book College Grad Job Hunter, and former VP Global Talent Acquisition for Amazon. Brian is available for interviews and additional quotes upon request.

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