"College officials in central Maine say their students have far more options as they enter the workforce, and employers are coming to schools more often and earlier in the year looking to recruit students ahead of graduation. Employers nationally expect to hire 7.2% more graduates from the class of 2021 than the class of 2020, according to a National Association of Colleges and Employers survey. Nearly 30% of employers reported they plan to hire more graduates, and only 8% said they planned to decrease hiring.

“Now more than ever we are seeing many opportunities for youth in our state, and there is a place for everyone in our economy,” said Jessica Picard, communications manager at the Maine Department of Labor. “With the tight labor market, job seekers (including those in college) have many options.” Continue reading here and share your thoughts below.

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