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Students spent an average of about ¥29,000 on job hunting between March and May, about a third of last year’s amount, as the move to online recruitment amid the coronavirus pandemic cut their related transport and accommodation expenses, a survey has showed.

Conducted by recruitment services provider Mynavi Corp., the poll revealed 94.7 percent of job interviews in May were conducted online as companies switched to the virtual world during the national state of emergency and the government’s stay-at-home requests.

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