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Toyota to boost midcareer hiring in break with Japanese tradition

Race for IT talent prompts shift away from recruiting fresh out of college

A Toyota concept car: The infusion of IT into the auto industry is prompting companies to seek more midcareer talent. (Photo by Tomoki Mera)

TOKYO -- Japan's largest automaker Toyota Motor intends to step up midcareer hiring significantly this fiscal year, symbolizing a broader corporate shift away from the tradition of recruiting straight out of college.

Toyota will increase the ratio of midcareer hires for career-track positions -- including technical and office jobs -- to 30% from the recent 10%, according to sources. Eventually, it aims to reach a 50% ratio.

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