Firms use internships to entice top students

Business / Corporate Jan 25, 2015

Firms use internships to entice top students

by Kisaku Seno

Facing fierce competition to attract top university graduates, many Japanese firms are using internship programs as a way to entice students before the official start of the recruiting season, which was recently shifted to March from December. Students in their junior year aiming for the ...

76% of students graduating in March have jobs

Business Jan 21, 2014

76% of students graduating in March have jobs

More than three-quarters of university students graduating this March have a job lined up for April, up for the third straight year, according to a government survey released Tuesday. The percentage as of Dec. 1 was 76.6 percent, up 1.6 percentage points from a year ...

National Nov 15, 2013

Graduates' starting pay dips 0.8%

The average starting salary of university graduates fell 0.8 percent in 2013 from the year before to #165;198,000 for the second consecutive yearly fall, the government said Thursday. The figure for high school graduates stood at ¥156,000, down 1.2 percent, the Ministry of Health, ...