Japan: The rate of "ordering" information technology students has increased sharply

   The results of the latest survey of graduating students in Japan showed that 17.6% of students received job offers, of which students majoring in information technology increased sharply.According to the Vietnam News Agency correspondent in Tokyo, the latest survey on the number of graduating students in Japan showed that 17.6% of students received job offers, the highest number since in 2012, in which students majoring in information technology (IT) increased sharply.
   The survey was conducted by Recruit Career, a large Japanese human resource service company, of 4,600 students who will graduate from university this spring.
   Accordingly, although the job introduction sessions only started from March 1 according to the regulations of the Japanese Government, up to this point, 17.6% of the surveyed students had received job offers, an increase of 1.8 percentage points compared to 2020 and also the highest number since the company conducted a periodic survey in 2012.
   However, among students who receive job offers, there is a large disparity between occupations. Specifically, the information technology industry accounted for the highest proportion with 27.5%, the retail industry such as supermarkets or household appliances accounted for 15.4%.
   The reason is explained by the increasing number of jobs to meet the needs of digital transformation, as well as the increasing number of visitors to supermarkets or home stores. This motivates businesses in this field to push ahead with recruitment steps.
Meanwhile, due to the serious impact of the COVID-19 acute respiratory infection, the demand for job vacancies in the service and transportation industries decreased significantly. The percentage of students majoring in food service and accommodation who received job offers was only 2.5%, while the transportation industry was only 5.3%.
   The annual spring is the time when universities close their courses and is also an important period for job recruitment agencies to find "order" of graduating students.
   Although the percentage of students receiving job offers has increased, the gap in recruitment occupations shows that the recovery prospects are not very positive for the service industries, which contribute significantly to the Japanese economy.