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  • 07 Jul 2020 19:43 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Ministry officials counted 32,348 such workers from the end of January through last Friday. Some 4,000 were added over the past week. The figures were taken from job placement agencies nationwide and other sources.

    Source: https://www3.nhk.or.jp/

  • 06 Jul 2020 19:44 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Students spent an average of about ¥29,000 on job hunting between March and May, about a third of last year’s amount, as the move to online recruitment amid the coronavirus pandemic cut their related transport and accommodation expenses, a survey has showed.

    Source: https://www.japantimes.co.jp/

  • 04 Jul 2020 19:41 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Based on a labor market survey by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications in April, the employed population of women dropped by 530,000 from the same month the previous year to 29.30 million -- the first such downward shift in over eight years.

    Source: https://japantoday.com/


  • 03 Jul 2020 19:40 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Unlike most major global powers, Japan has been spared an explosion in unemployment during the coronavirus pandemic, despite the world’s third-biggest economy suffering its first recession in more than five years.

    Source: https://www.japantimes.co.jp/

  • 03 Jul 2020 19:39 | JHRS (Administrator)

    The National Personnel Authority plans to pay a special allowance of up to ¥4,000 per day to government employees who were involved in quarantine work at two airports earlier this year in response to the coronavirus outbreak, it was learned Thursday.

    Source: https://www.japantimes.co.jp/

  • 03 Jul 2020 19:22 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Based on a labor market survey by the Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry in April, the employed population of women dropped by 530,000 from the same month the previous year to 29.3 million — the first such downward shift in over eight years.

    Source: https://www.japantimes.co.jp/

  • 30 Jun 2020 19:34 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike on Tuesday unveiled a new coronavirus warning system that is based more on the advice of medical professionals instead of relying heavily on specific numerical targets, as the capital grapples with a recent uptick in the number of new cases after business and social restrictions were eased about a month ago.

    Source: https://english.kyodonews.net/

  • 27 Jun 2020 19:31 | JHRS (Administrator)

    As an article published in Gendai Business explains, some employees have discovered that absence from the office hasn’t exactly made the heart grow fonder in terms of their employers. The two-plus months of working from home now appear to be amplifying existing issues in the workplace, many of which had likely been festering before the pandemic struck.

    Source: https://www.japantimes.co.jp/

  • 25 Jun 2020 20:49 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Many Japanese companies have already shifted to online interviews and seminars for recruiting new employees due to the coronavirus pandemic, but some have gone a step further by testing artificial intelligence to efficiently hire talent.

    Source: https://www.japantimes.co.jp/

  • 25 Jun 2020 20:46 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Some fund managers are increasingly basing investment decisions in part on how considerate companies are to their employees and clients during the coronavirus pandemic.

    Source: https://www.japantimes.co.jp/

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