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Job prospects looking good for 2017 UNR graduates

According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, US employers plan to hire 5.8 percent more new graduates from the Class of 2017 compared to 2016.

The job market for the University of Nevada's 2017 largest graduating class is looking bright.

"Seventy-three percent of students graduating this weekend already know what they're doing," said UNR's coordinator of professional experience, Joe Nannini. "More than half have a lined up a job, and almost 20 percent have been accepted into a graduate program."

According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, U.S. employers plan to hire 5.8 percent more new graduates from the Class of 2017 compared to 2016.

The unemployment rate in Nevada also dipped to 4.7 percent in April.

According to EDAWN, the hottest jobs in the area for graduates are engineers, information technology, business management/HR and medical positions. Hundreds of companies are hiring through Job Connect and on Indeed.com.

Seventy-six percent of last year's graduating class who entered the workforce stayed in that state of Nevada. This trend is expected to continue, according to Nannini.

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