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JAPAN – MORE THAN HALF OF UNIVERSITY SENIORS REJECT JOB OFFERS (KYODO NEWS)

Approximately 65% of university seniors in Japan have turned down one or more job offers as of October amid the country’s labour shortage, reports Kyodo with survey data from Recruit Career Co. The survey, which polled 1,529 seniors, showed that 92.1% of them had received one or more job offers as of 1 October before their graduation next March, up 1.5% from last year. However, 65% of those rejected one more job offers, which was an increase of 3.8% from last year and the highest level since 2012 when the survey began.  Recruit Career said, "Since companies made more offers than usual this year, an increasing number of students landed two or more jobs, pushing up the proportion of rejections.”

Source: staffingindustry.com