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High school students struggle to find jobs
A record low 37 percent of high school students who hope to get jobs after finishing their education next March had found positions as of the end of September, according to the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry.
The decadelong recession has made it more difficult for graduating high school students to find jobs because more and more companies are hiring experienced part-time workers rather than new graduates, ministry officials said, adding that hiring temporary workers saves on personnel costs.
About two months since the recruiting of high school students started on Sept. 16, students …