Contact: Job Development and Marketing Specialist Daniel Newell, (408) 924-6028
SAN JOSE, CA – The SJSU Career Center released recruitment statistics Jan. 29 for the first two quarters of fiscal year 2012-2013, and the data suggests Silicon Valley college recruitment efforts are on the rise.
As local, state and national unemployment rates decline, demand for highly skilled workers is growing. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate for individuals age 25 and over with a bachelor’s degree or higher is only 3.9 percent, compared to the national unemployment rate of 7.8 percent.
SpartaJobs, the official SJSU job and internship database, tracks employment and recruitment trends and shows increases in job openings in full-time, part-time, internship and seasonal employment.
The first quarter experienced a 19 percent increase in comparison to the prior year. The second quarter saw a 105 percent increase in comparison to the prior year. Most of the increases were in summer roles and internships; often times, these roles lead to full-time permanent positions.
Combined, the first two quarters hosted 8,108 more job openings in SpartaJobs in comparison to the same period last year. The first six months have also brought in 1,089 new employers, a 1.7 percent increase in comparison to the same time last year.
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San José State — Silicon Valley’s largest institution of higher learning with 30,500 students and 3,850 employees — is part of the California State University system. SJSU’s 154-acre downtown campus anchors the nation’s 10th largest city.