Keidanren Seeking Talks on Review of Grad Hiring Rules

Economy

Tokyo, Sept. 5 (Jiji Press)--The Japan Business Federation is arranging talks with the government and universities to review its guidelines on the hiring of university graduates, it was learned Wednesday.

The biggest Japanese business lobby, known as Keidanren, hopes to discuss whether to introduce year-round recruitment for university students to be hired in spring 2021 or later, along with revisions to the current hiring rules, informed sources said.

Earlier this week, Keidanren Chairman Hiroaki Nakanishi expressed the group's hope to abolish the guidelines on the recruiting schedule for member companies.

Keidanren hopes to kick off full-fledged talks with the education ministry and organizations linked to universities at an early stage, the sources said.

At a news conference on Wednesday, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said the government is ready to listen to what Keidanren has to say on the issue.

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