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Corporate Japan more eager to hire fresh grads: survey

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TOKYO -- More Japanese businesses are looking to step up their hiring of fresh university graduates in a rush to secure workers, a survey released Monday found.

Some 15.8% of companies polled by staffing company Recruit Holdings said they aim to hire more students finishing university or graduate school in 2019 than they plan for next year. The percentage planning an increase was the greatest dating back to the class of 2011, the first year of comparable data.

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