Article from Toyo Keizai Online on March 26, 2020.
There are many cases reported that companies are canceling new hires due to uncertainties caused by the novel coronavirus outbreak. According to the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare, the cancelation cases are 13 companies, 21 people as of March 18.
Despite this fact, there is a movement in hiring new grads who lost their “Naitei.” The city of Kobe, Nojima (home appliance chain), Matsuya Foods and Vision Megane announced that they would willingly and aggressively hire those new grads.
Details are in the original article (Japanese only).