Employers hiring new grads, and keeping fingers crossed

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Graduation season is upon us, and this year graduates can expect to find improving job prospects.

A new study from CareerBuilder and CareerRookie.com finds that 57% of employers say they plan to hire new college graduates. That’s up from 53% last year and significantly higher than the 44% of employers that said they planned to hire from the class of 2010.

While most employers believe recent college graduates are ready for the real world, nearly one in four (24%) don’t feel academic institutions are adequately preparing students for positions needed within their organizations.

The problem, according to 53% of those polled: Colleges and universities put too much emphasis on book learning instead of real-world skills.

Top 5 in-demand majors

As in years past, demand for business and technical majors remains high. The most sought-after majors this year include:

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