SOURCE: IMDiversity, Inc.

February 29, 2008 17:47 ET

Top 100 Employers for 2008 Announced

NEW ORLEANS, LA--(Marketwire - February 29, 2008) - The job outlook for the Class of '08 appears promising. Despite the cautious and sometimes gloomy economic news released throughout the past several months, particularly in December and early January 2008, the college labor market outlook appears bright, according to Dr. Philip Gardner, director of the Collegiate Employment Research Institute at Michigan State University. This year's graduates have baby boomers to thank for the growth in opportunities in 2008. Many large employers are faced with serious concerns as baby boomers prepare to retire. Employers are aggressively searching for new talent.

THE BLACK COLLEGIAN Magazine conducts an annual survey to determine the most active recruiters of college seniors for entry-level jobs. Employers were asked the number of projected hires from on-campus recruiting, the number of campuses they recruit on, and the top majors they are recruiting.

This survey results in the list of the Top 100 Employers, which is published in the magazine's Second Semester Super Issue (Feb).

The Top 25 Employers for the Class of 2008 are:

Rank    Employer                          Total
1       Enterprise Rent-A-Car             8,500
2       Walgreens                         7,500
3       Deloitte Services LP              5,830
4       IBM                               4,700
5       Peace Corps                       4,000
6       Target Corporation                3,750
7       PricewaterhouseCoopers            3,180
8       Ernst & Young                     3,125
9       KPMG LLP                          3,000
10      Lockheed Martin                   2,770
11      U.S. Department of State          2,300
12      Gwinnett County Public Schools -
         Metro Atlanta                    2,200
13      Teachers Support Network          2,000
14      The Los Angeles Unified
         School District                  2,000
15      General Electric                  1,600
16      City Year, Inc.                   1,500
17      Northrop Grumman                  1,500
18      Kroger                            1,400
19      State Farm Insurance Company      1,392
20      Accenture                         1,270
21      Kaiser Permanente                 1,267
22      Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.             1,260
23      Microsoft                         1,250
24      Safeco Insurance                  1,200
25      Raytheon Company                  1,125

The top majors they are recruiting are: accounting, business, computer science, engineering, information science/information technology and finance.

THE BLACK COLLEGIAN Magazine, now in its 38th publishing year, is distributed through the career services office on over 800 campuses. This issue is also the African-American History issue which features, "Students in the Civil Rights Movement." Other features include: "Inside the Business Mind of Russell Simmons," "Vernice Armour - The First African American Woman Combat Pilot," "Protect Your Credit Rating," and much more. This issue can be accessed on the Internet at

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