In order to respond to the rapidly expanding digitalization, companies are moving to expand the number of mid-career hires, and competition for IT-savvy and ready-to-work personnel is intensifying.

Of these, IBM Japan, a major IT company, has expanded the number of mid-career hires this year to 1,200, 2.5 times the number of the previous year.

As the number of client companies working on DX = digital transformation is increasing, we are trying to hire highly specialized human resources in fields such as AI = artificial intelligence and security.

Akio Yamaguchi, president of IBM Japan, said, "Digital human resources are becoming more important not only in IT companies but in society as a whole. Mid-career recruitment is not easy, and companies and countries are working to raise the level of human resources, such as education for young people. I think it's also important. "

In addition, NEC plans to increase the number of mid-career hires this year to 500, which is 100 more than the previous year, and NTT DATA plans to increase the number of mid-career hires to 400, which is more than 70. The aim is.

According to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, it is estimated that there will be a shortage of 450,000 digitally savvy human resources in 2030, and competition for human resources is expected to intensify.