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Two-thirds (65%) of companies plan to hire entry-level professionals this year, according to research from Robert Half. That’s good news for the graduating class of 2024.

Overall, the highest rates of entry-level hiring will be in administrative and customer support (76%), legal (75%), marketing and creative (72%), human resources (57%), and technology (56%). Small companies (<100 employees) are most likely to hire entry-level talent.

The top in-demand roles will be entry level financial reporting accountant, entry-level business analyst, entry-level financial analyst, entry-level internal auditor, and marketing coordinator.

“Bringing in workers who are in the early stages of their career is a smart hiring strategy,” Dawn Fay, operational president of Robert Half, said in a press release. “Recent grads and entry-level professionals can help drive innovation by delivering fresh ideas and new skills.”