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Japan Inc.'s new-grad hiring set to bounce back from pandemic low

Hunt for talent by travel and auto industries leads to first uptick in 4 years

Job-hunting students go to a career fair in Osaka. (Photo by Takaki Kashiwabara)

TOKYO -- Big Japanese companies are increasing the hiring of college graduates for the first time in four years, a Nikkei survey shows, as the economy recovers from a pandemic slump and a labor shortage intensifies competition for talent.

Graduating seniors who have accepted job offers, including those finishing graduate studies, are up 5.7% on the year to 116,079 as of Oct. 3, the second-sharpest rise in 10 years behind fiscal 2015. A total of 941 companies responded to the survey.

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