Help Wanted: The best college majors to get you hired

In tonight’s Help Wanted, there’s some good news for your college graduate. The chance they’ll be hired when they walk across the commencement stage is looking better.

CareerBuilder surveyed more than 2,000 employers and found 67 percent plan to hire recent college graduates this year. That’s up from last year. Thirty-seven percent of those employers plan to offer graduates higher pay than last year.

Not all college majors are created equal, though. Here are the top six best college majors to land you a job after graduation:

  1. Business
  2. Computer and information sciences
  3. Engineering
  4. Math and statistics
  5. Health professions and related clinical sciences
  6. Communications technologies

To see the full list and more information about the college graduate hiring outlook, click here.

The Kentucky Career Center is hosting the following hiring events in Paducah at 416 S. 6th St.:

1.) HireLevel, Powered by Extra Help: Meets from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every third Thursday of the month; is hiring general laborers and clerical and professional positions.

2.) Wise Staffing: From 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 4 – hiring production workers and paying $9 per hour plus overtime working at Dippin Dots.

3.) Free Job Training: This is for 16 to 24 year olds through Job Corps. A representative will be at the Career Center in Paducah the second Thursday of every month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The following companies are hiring right now:

1.) West Kentucky Concrete in Mayfield, Kentucky, is now hiring concrete truck drivers. Must have Class A or B CDL and a good driving record. Go to to apply, or call 270-247-4900.

2.) Harper’s Country Hams, Inc. in Clinton, Kentucky, now has a maintenance position available. Applicants must have knowledge of heating  and air, plumbing and electrical. Apply in person at 2955 U.S. 51 N. in Clinton, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. No phone calls please.

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