Mar 9, 2015

Nomura, Daiwa boost hiring of grads as stock market climbs

Nomura Holdings Inc. and Daiwa Securities Group Inc. increased hiring of university graduates this year as a stock market rally brightens prospects for the nation’s biggest securities firms. Nomura recruited 600 graduates for its main brokerage arm, a 20 percent increase from last year, ...

Ministries tussle over female recruits

Jul 15, 2014

Ministries tussle over female recruits

by Toru Ichikawa

Recruiters at central government offices have wound up a particularly hectic hiring season this year as they were faced with a new challenge — a tug of war over the best and the brightest female candidates to fulfill Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s order to ...

Dec 19, 2013

13% of firms to up grad hiring: poll

Companies’ plans for hiring new graduates is seeing a minor improvement, according to a survey by a labor market research institute. Recruit Works Institute, an arm of Recruit Holdings Co., said Wednesday that 13.3 percent of the companies it surveyed are planning to increase ...

SMBC Nikko, Daiwa increase hiring

Dec 18, 2013

SMBC Nikko, Daiwa increase hiring

by Takahiko Hyuga

SMBC Nikko Securities Inc. and Daiwa Securities Group Inc. have increased their hiring targets for university graduates to bolster retail brokerage operations as stocks rally. SMBC Nikko recruited 460 graduates to start in April, 50 more than earlier planned, spokesman Tadataka Ishida said Wednesday. ...

Dec 15, 2013

48% of firms to hire foreign students in Japan in 2014: survey

Nearly half of Japan’s companies expect to hire foreigners studying in Japan next year, according to survey by a job information company. According to Disco Inc., 48.4 percent of the companies intend to hire such students in fiscal 2014, which is 13.2 points higher ...