Newspaper article The Daily Yomiuri (Toyko, Japan)

Job Interviews Begin for University Students

Newspaper article The Daily Yomiuri (Toyko, Japan)

Job Interviews Begin for University Students

Article excerpt

Companies' employment screening processes for university students who are expected to graduate next spring, including interviews and written exams, officially kicked off Thursday.

Because of the labor shortage for companies, the employment market will likely become more favorable for job-seeking students, observers said.

Measures for work style reform, such as correcting long working hours, are also a focus of attention. Companies that have taken measures to improve working environments, such as raising starting salaries and reducing overtime work, are seen to be popular among job-seekers.

Asahi Breweries Ltd., which is highly popular among job-seeking students for such factors as allowing working at home, began its first round of interviews from 9:30 a.m. on the day at locations including its head office in Sumida Ward, Tokyo. About 800 job seekers were to be interviewed on the day. The company plans to give early informal job offers around the middle of June. …

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