JR East plans to curb hiring in the new fiscal year due to the deterioration of business performance due to the impact of the new coronavirus, but announced plans to further reduce the number of hires in 2022, including new graduates next spring, by 40%. ..

JR East has hired about 1,700 to 1,800 people every year for the past 10 years, but plans to limit the number to about 1,300 in the new year from April.

According to the recruitment plan for 2022 announced on March 1, the total number of new graduates and mid-career employees who will join the company next spring is about 700, which is about 40% less than the new year.

In JR East, the number of passengers such as railways is declining due to the impact of the new coronavirus, so the final profit and loss of the entire group is expected to fall into the deficit of 450 billion yen in this year's earnings forecast.

For this reason, we would like to reduce costs by curbing hiring and postponing capital investment to the extent that it does not interfere with safety.

Among railway operators, JR West will reduce the number of students graduating next spring to less than a quarter of the average year, and JR Kyushu will cancel the regular recruitment of new graduates in 2022, which will have an impact on employment. is spreading.