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  • 14 Jul 2019 15:42 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Japanese companies have accelerated a structural shift in traditional employment practices, as more and more major firms are raising the wage levels of young staff while trying to reduce the number of middle-aged and elderly employees by encouraging them to resign before the mandatory retirement age.


  • 13 Jul 2019 15:43 | JHRS (Administrator)

    The National Personnel Authority is likely to recommend raising the monthly salaries of government employees for a sixth straight year this year to close gaps between the public and private sectors, sources said Friday.


  • 08 Jul 2019 19:31 | JHRS (Administrator)

    The government announced a plan in June to find 300,000 permanent jobs for those who got stuck in the prolonged “employment ice age” that was triggered by the collapse of the bubble economy in the 1990s, but critics are skeptical about how effective it will be and are urging a revamp.


  • 08 Jul 2019 19:27 | JHRS (Administrator)

    An increasing number of prefectural governments and ordinance-designated major cities are expanding the scope of disabled people eligible to take exams for regular jobs at public-sector offices to include those with mental or intellectual disabilities.


  • 06 Jul 2019 19:29 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Japan has so far made little progress in accepting more foreign workers. As of the end of June, there had been 320 applications for the new "specified skilled worker" residence status established under the revised Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Law, which took effect on April 1. Of that number, only 20 applicants had been granted the status.

  • 05 Jul 2019 19:25 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Tokyo--The government endorsed last month a plan to secure 300,000 permanent jobs for those in their mid-30s to mid-40s who fell victim to an "employment ice age" when they entered the job market, but some of them have cast doubt on its effectiveness and urged companies to change their hiring practices.


  • 27 Jun 2019 13:14 | JHRS (Administrator)

    TOKYO -- A panel report from Japan's financial regulator estimates that an average elderly couple will need an extra 20 million yen ($186,768) to fund a 30-year retirement. That has prompted retail investors, many still in their 20s, to start building up assets on their own.

  • 14 Jun 2019 13:02 | JHRS (Administrator)

    In a break with Japan’s tradition of lifetime employment, at least 1 in 3 new graduate recruits are considering leaving their jobs within five years, and only 1 in 5 treat their employment as being a lifetime role, a recent study conducted by the operator of a recruitment website has shown.

  • 11 Jun 2019 14:30 | JHRS (Administrator)

    The Japanese government on Tuesday unveiled a target of creating 300,000 regular jobs over three years for people in their 30s and 40s hit by the so-called employment ice age.


  • 11 Jun 2019 14:29 | JHRS (Administrator)

    The government is planning measures to encourage foreign workers with specific skills under the country’s new visa statuses to secure jobs and continue employment outside of big cities, officials said Monday.


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