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By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Jobs are hard to come by these days, especially for people just entering the workforce.

As graduation time approaches, there are signs the job outlook is improving for people about to finish college.

For the first time since August 2008, the percentage of employers planning to increase college hiring has outpaced the percentage planning to decrease.

Approximately 33 percent of the employers polled in December said they expect to increase their college hiring, compared to 28 percent in the November.

Katina Lockhart is an English Major at Albany State University. Even with the good news of increase hiring for college graduates Lockhart says she'll probably go back to school

"I decided to work for a year or so and then I'm going to go back to graduate school and get a degree in journalism," said Katina Lockhart, English Major, Albany State University.

Even with signs that college hiring has turned the corner, career coordinators say students should utilize the free career services at both Darton and ASU to help them find a job.

The report that shows hiring of college students is improving slightly was done by National Association of Colleges and Employers.

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