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  • 24 Nov 2021 17:52 | JHRS (Administrator)

    The Japanese government decided Wednesday to cut winter bonuses for national public servants, in accordance with recommendations by the National Personnel Authority. The decision was made at meetings of relevant ministers and the cabinet.


  • 23 Nov 2021 17:56 | JHRS (Administrator)

    The recently released survey conducted by the Health, Labour and Welfare Ministry found that 53.4% of respondents said they are satisfied with their new jobs, while 11.4% said they are not.


  • 21 Nov 2021 17:50 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Among respondents who made a switch between Oct. 1, 2019, and Sept. 30, 2020, 53.4% said they are satisfied with their new jobs, while 11.4% said they are not, according to the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry survey released earlier this month.


  • 20 Nov 2021 17:54 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Japan is considering expanding the scope of fields for foreign workers skilled in specific blue-collar jobs that will allow them to stay in the country indefinitely, the justice minister said Friday. The move aims to address a severe labor shortage in Japan faced with a rapidly graying population and declining birth rate.


  • 17 Nov 2021 17:58 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Despite the acute need for workers, “the hiring process is still resumes, sending resumes, checking resumes,” said Hisayuki “Deko” Idekoba, chief executive officer of Japan’s Recruit Holdings Co., which runs and Glassdoor. “This is a great opportunity for us to move forward from old-school, incumbent resume-profile culture to asking: What can you do?”


  • 09 Nov 2021 16:27 | JHRS (Administrator)

    An economic policy panel of the government has proposed a fresh stimulus package to get the coronavirus-hit economy back in shape, including beefing up support for companies actively raising employee wages.


  • 06 Nov 2021 16:31 | JHRS (Administrator)

    The steps take effect Nov. 8. Those who enter Japan with vaccination certifications will be allowed to self-quarantine for much shorter periods. But companies and organizations sponsoring the visitors will be obliged to account for their actions beyond the shorter quarantines.


  • 05 Nov 2021 16:22 | JHRS (Administrator)

    The major daily newspaper Nikkei noted that the sharpest rises in female suicides were among clerical workers (270 deaths, up from the five-year average of 204); other service-sector workers, at 194; sales clerks, at 133; and health care workers, at 174.


  • 29 Oct 2021 16:34 | JHRS (Administrator)

    The job-to-applicant ratio rose to 1.16 from the previous month’s figure of 1.14, down 0.1 point from July, according to the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare. The ratio means there were 116 job openings for every 100 job seekers.


  • 29 Oct 2021 15:20 | JHRS (Administrator)

    TOKYO, Oct 22 (Reuters) - The COVID-19 pandemic has unexpectedly helped Japan's nursing homes and information technology (IT) companies overcome years of labour shortages, as job cuts at restaurants and hotels have prompted workers to look for new careers.


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