Half of businesses surveyed by St. Cloud State ready to hire in 2013

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A job outlook survey by St. Cloud State University finds half of the businesses responding expect to hire more workers during 2013.

That number is up from 36 percent last year and is the highest in the annual survey since 2007.

Only 111 business responded, though, to a survey conducted among employers attending job fairs. It's conducted by St. Cloud State's Career Services Center. The center's associate director recommends students make use of those career services offices and job fairs, as well as internships. 83 percent of employers - an all-time high - are offering internships.

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