About Us

Hiring Plans for FY2008

East Japan Railway Company

February 21, 2007

The hiring plans of East Japan Railway Company (JR East) for FY2008 are as follows.
The company plans to hire a total of approximately 1,700 new employees.

1. Hiring Plan

•  Career-track positions  
· Career-track railway positions:  
Approx. 160
· Career-track lifestyle-service positions:  
Approx. 20
· Career-track IT and information systems positions:  
Approx. 20
•  Railway business positions  
· Positions for new graduates:  
Approx. 1,350
· Positions for others in the working population:  
Approx. 150

Approx. 1,700

2. Type of Work


Career-track positions for college graduates

JR East hires separately for each field. In addition to railway and lifestyle-service, the company has established a new category, IT and information systems, for FY2008. Applicants who are hired will be employed in a variety of positions in their field and may also be transferred to other fields later.

Railway business positions


Positions for new graduates (high school, vocational school, junior college, or university graduates)
After being hired, new employees are assigned to different stations or offices as station staff or maintenance workers. Those assigned to stations will subsequently be trained as drivers or train crew members.


Positions for other workers (high school, vocational school, junior college, or university graduates)
Ongoing hiring at JR East ensures a diverse workforce for a vibrant workplace. The positions are primarily for station staff and maintenance workers. JR East will announce further information such as requirements in autumn this year.