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  • 06 Apr 2021 15:42 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Major Japanese airlines, struggling with weak passenger traffic amid the coronavirus pandemic, have started seconding more employees to other companies and organizations. Beginning in April, Japan Airlines increased the number of seconded employees to about 1,400 per day from 1,000.


  • 30 Mar 2021 14:40 | JHRS (Administrator)

    The unemployment rate has been on the rise, from an average of 2.4% in 2019 to 2.8% in 2020, though the increase has been cushioned by the government’s paycheck protection program, under which businesses that keep workers on the payroll receive subsidies.


  • 30 Mar 2021 14:37 | JHRS (Administrator)

    People receiving fertility treatment in Japan are having difficulty balancing their work with therapy, with Japanese companies slow to introduce support measures for employees undergoing such treatment, according to a health ministry survey.


  • 30 Mar 2021 14:30 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Japan’s job availability logged its first drop in five months in February amid the government’s second state of emergency over the coronavirus pandemic, government data showed Tuesday. The job-to-applicant ratio worsened to 1.09 from 1.10 in January, according to the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry, meaning that there were 109 job openings for every 100 job seekers. But it was still higher than 1.05 marked in December.


  • 28 Mar 2021 15:49 | JHRS (Administrator)

    The number of companies planning to take on more new graduates in spring 2022 than in 2021 stood at only eight, down from 10 for this year and hitting the lowest level in 12 years. The latest survey covered 100 major companies, with 66 of them disclosing their hiring plans.


  • 27 Mar 2021 14:32 | JHRS (Administrator)

    The coronavirus pandemic has brought significant economic impacts in Japan, with the widening gap between the rich and the poor being a prime example. The pandemic has cost many jobs, especially in the dining and travel industries, while stock and other asset markets are booming on the back of global monetary easing.


  • 26 Mar 2021 14:27 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Tokyo, March 26 (Jiji Press)--The revised law for the stable employment of elderly workers is set to take effect in Japan next Thursday, the first day of April and fiscal 2021, obliging companies to make efforts to continue employing staff until they reach 70 years old.


  • 24 Mar 2021 15:54 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Many of the 1,195 people reporting abuse in the survey, which was conducted from December to January and covered 1,449 people, were women, young people or freelancers. Their areas of work ranged from anime and the fine arts, to movies and theater.


  • 19 Mar 2021 14:08 | JHRS (Administrator)

    TAKAMATSU -- The education ministry has begun investigating Kagawa University in western Japan following the finding that it has left classes in the hands of about 400 part-time lecturers working under service contracts, university and other sources have disclosed.


  • 17 Mar 2021 14:12 | JHRS (Administrator)

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese companies are offering the lowest wage increases in eight years as labour talks wrap up on Wednesday, in a sign the COVID-19 pandemic is putting an end to the benefits brought on by former premier Shinzo Abe’s stimulus policies.


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