/ Aug 7, 2014

65% of university grads in full-time jobs, ministry says

Nearly 66 percent of all university students who graduated in spring had found full-time jobs as of May 1, the education ministry said in a report released Thursday. In addition, truancy climbed at elementary and junior high schools while elementary and junior high schools ...

94.4% of new grads land jobs

/ May 16, 2014

94.4% of new grads land jobs

Of the university students who graduated this spring, 94.4 percent had secured jobs as of April 1, the highest in five years, a survey by the education and labor ministries said Friday. The rate was up 0.5 percentage point from a year earlier, improving ...

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 ...

University students start job hunt

Dec 2, 2013

University students start job hunt

University juniors planning to graduate in spring 2015 started their job hunt Sunday, when companies began their recruiting activities. In Tokyo, job information service companies hosted seminars for students to receive explanations on business activities from firms in which they are interested. Companies will ...

Apr 8, 2013

Delay recruitment even longer

A new education ministry team will request that businesses delay job-recruitment activities for university students until April of their senior year.