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August 30, 2011

KPMG member firms to hire 75,000 graduates

KPMG member firms expect to hire about 75,000 graduates worldwide in the next three years an increase of 25% increase in the firm’s historical on-campus resourcing target.

KPMG identified a need to hire about 250,000 new members of staff in the next five years and the firm said graduate recruitment plays an essential role in meeting the firm’s long term global growth strategy.

The new hires will be integrated into all of KPMG’s service areas including audit, tax, advisory, and internal firm services.

“Through our global campus recruitment and ongoing talent development programmes, KPMG’s network of member firms will be prepared with a workforce to meet our clients’ needs anywhere in the world to drive forward our high performance culture,” KPMG international global head of people Rachel Campbell said.

In the next two years KPMG Canada hopes to recruit 800 new and returning full-time graduates, and 500 undergraduates through its summer internship and co-op programmes. A co-op programme is one term of interning at a firm and one term studying at university over the duration of a student attaining their degree.

“At KPMG, we aim to attract and develop the very best people by implementing outstanding programmes that cater to our employees’ needs. We have kept the number high even though there is a recession and we are forecasting steady hiring during these turbulent times,” KPMG Canada chief human resources officer Mario Paron said.

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