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Hot job market awaits 2019 college graduates

May 13, 2019

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Career counselors and recruiters say 2019 college graduates will be hitting a hot job market if they're ready to begin their careers.

Bill Watts is the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's director of advising and career services, and he says this year's graduates have the best chances to land good jobs that he's seen in 20 years, calling the market "pretty phenomenal."

The Omaha World-Herald reports that the National Association of Colleges and Employers reported last month that hiring of college graduates will go up 10.7% this year from last year.

Engineer and computer science grads are in high demand, but advisers say liberal arts majors can maximize their chances by exhibiting their ability to think critically, communicate and work with teams as well as getting work experience.