Sharp Corp. will hire 130 midcareer workers this year, despite a general trend among consumer electronics companies to downsize amid stagnation in the information technology sector, company officials said Tuesday.

The target number of midcareer hires is 6.5 times that of usual years. Sharp has already hired 10 midcareer employees this year and will recruit the remainder from among university graduates with a background in science.

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