ANA Halts FY 2021 Recruiting due to Virus Impact

Economy

Tokyo, May 8 (Jiji Press)--ANA Holdings Inc. <9202> said Friday that it will temporarily suspend its recruiting activities mainly targeting university students for fiscal 2021, which starts in April next year, due to the impact on its business environment from the spread of the new coronavirus.

The parent of major Japanese airline All Nippon Airways said it will now be difficult to compile a business plan amid the coronavirus crisis, although the company has been promoting cost-cutting efforts to preserve jobs, such as a furlough program.

The company has yet to decide when to resume its recruiting activities.

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, many companies in Japan have been unable to hold job seminars, in order to prevent infections.

Still, it is rare at the moment for a major company to suspend recruiting activities due to earnings deterioration triggered by the coronavirus, sources familiar with the situation said.

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