The US job market is foreseeing a 16 per cent jump in hiring of college graduates, according to a study. The survey of more than 5700 companies revealed that about 60 per cent employers will keep the starting pay same as last year for the new degree holders. The remainder will offer salary increases of three to five per cent on an average. More and more incentives are being given away by most employers to attract the best candidates as the job market improves. Engineers at all degree levels continue to receive the highest starting salaries, the survey revealed. The full Recruiting Trends report, the largest survey of employers hiring intentions for college graduates in the US, is yet to be out and is expected to be released in November.