ST. CLOUD - Good news for college graduates looking for work.

About half of Minnesota's employers plan to add staff this year, while only about three-percent say they'll cut staff.

Eighty-five percent say they'll keep salaries the same.

Industries with the most robust anticipated demand are: financial services, retail, and manufacturing.

The 9th annual Minnesota College Job Outlook survey is conducted by the SCSU Career Services Center.  They surveyed 303 Minnesota employers last year, and received 111 responses.

A couple other notes: survey respondents say the three most important skills for students to possess are honesty, communication, and a strong work ethic.  The three skills students need to work on the most are more realistic job expectations, lose their sense of entitlement, and their communication skills.  Jim Maurice, WJON News.