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Class of 2011 sees more hiring

The job market for the college Class of 2011 is continuing to show improvement, according to a survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

The group’s hiring index rose in January to 120.9 from 86.4 a year earlier. The index fell from 123.7 in December, but NACE says that may be due to the trend of employers focusing much of their hiring activity in the fall months.

The survey showed 51.5 percent of employers responding said they expect to increase hiring, the first time in 18 months that a majority of respondents revealed such plans.

NACE’s recruiting activity index rose to 121.2 from 98.6 in January 2010 and was up from 118.3 in December.

—Francine Knowles

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