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Japan sees record employment for university graduates amid labor shortage

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Well, I guess that's the one up-side if a shortage.

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Must be embarrassing to be one of that 2.4%. (My son graduates next year.)

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Businesses were also willing to hire students from high schools and vocational schools.

Technical colleges place more people into positions yearly than colleges hands down. College grads here feel entitled to high paying positions, but end up being robots.

専門学校(Senmon Gakkou) train graduates better and make them more prepared for their positions than any university does.

Also it depends upon the university too. Okinawa International University only about 60% to 65% find full time positions, Ryukyu University not much better.

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Do they really know what they are getting themselves in for?

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These young people ever herd of a leap year ? maybe that is the 2.4%. I would love to see a young women in a lime green dress suit amongst the crowd in the image above at the Job Fair.

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A record number of non-thinking open slates to be indoctrinated into black suit positions to make coffee.

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You know you should be happy for them. :-), But the work hours and pressure to conform will push them to the edge of sanity. They might get a nice watch?

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Technical colleges place more people into positions yearly than colleges hands down.  I totally understand, I went to both technical college and UNi and my experience at technical college was far more interesting and informative than Uni. main reason is most technical colleges have lecturers that are professionals that actually work in the areas they're teaching, many Uni lecturers are just professional students without any real world experience. Funny thing is I dropped out of Uni early because it drove me crazy, many years later I now earn considerably more than the average Uni graduate my age add to that about 200+K head start in wages I had over these same Uni graduates that spent 5~6yrs completing their studies. Add to this the many tens thousand of dollars I wont need to repay in students loans. Dropping out of Uni when I did was the best financial decision I ever made. yes I understand that they're many fields of employment that require a degree but for many it isnt and can become a financial hindrance over the course of your career

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I would love to see a young women in a lime green dress suit among the crowd in the image above at the Job Fair. yes it looks like one big funeral, a funeral that is their future careers LOL... sorry couldnt help myself

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I always see the same comments when it comes to job hunting but I have to wonder, how many of you actually have first hand experience with job hunting or working for Japanese companies, and how many are just spitting the same old rhetoric?

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I always see the same comments when it comes to job hunting but I have to wonder, how many of you actually have first hand experience with job hunting or working for Japanese companies, and how many are just spitting the same old rhetoric?

Been here over 3 decades, ONLY worked (and still am working) in a Japanese company. "old rhetoric", more like experience.

wtf makes a great point, yeah many jobs MAY require a university degree, but many of these college grads are going to go to work in companies that will put them in positions that have ZERO to do with whatever they studied in college.

Technical College's here in Japan are going to be changing A LOT over the next few years. There is a bill going up in the Diet that is going to make qualified schools eligible to receive the same funding from the national government that Universities and Colleges in Japan currently receive.

Typically speaking, national universities receive roughly 50% of a students tuition in subsidizes from the government, while technical colleges, as private institutions, get ZERO. The cost is roughly double for one year, depending upon the course of study. On average it costs about 1 Million Yen per year, plus minus @ to attend a technical college, a university, roughly 500,000 per year.

The technical colleges that qualify are going to be called something like "専門大学校" senmon dai-gakku,

Worked with a Tokyo University graduate once, he graduated from LAW school no less, and was working as a feet on the ground, door to door, salesman. Lousy at it too, as he had NO people skills what-so-ever, and it was the company's method of forcing him to learn how to communicate with customers.

These young people ever herd of a leap year 

At least you got the "herd" part right!

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Laguna.  Not necessarily so.  A portion of that 2.4% could be those who simply want to take a break, travel or whatever knowing that a job is there.

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wow!  Even the white collar jobs have shortages? I was under the impression it was mostly blue collar jobs.

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