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  • 19 Nov 2020 15:01 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Union chief Rikio Kozu, in an interview Tuesday, indicated he’ll push for a 4% wage increase, including base pay, even though rising waves of the coronavirus are darkening the outlook for employers.


  • 18 Nov 2020 15:14 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Foreign workers are becoming more essential to aging Japan, but they can be vulnerable in an unfamiliar land, so various stakeholders — the central government, municipalities, companies and support groups — need to work more closely together to foster a more inclusive environment.


  • 18 Nov 2020 15:07 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Just 69.8 percent had job offers as of October 1, down 7 points from the same time in 2019. That marks the largest yearly decline in October data since a record-drop in 2009 due to the global financial crisis.


  • 16 Nov 2020 15:00 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Tokyo--The Japan International Cooperation Agency on Monday launched an organization to provide better support for foreign workers in Japan as part of its goal of resolving the societal issues they face by 2030.


  • 07 Nov 2020 15:25 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Since the collapse of the economic bubble of the early 1990s and accompanying decline in traditional employment practices, more workers have justified moonlighting as a stepping stone to a different career, which enabled them to first test their aptitude in another occupation before taking the plunge.


  • 05 Nov 2020 15:32 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Tokyo-- A Japanese university and a public job placement office in Tokyo signed an accord Thursday to support foreign students seeking jobs in Japan -- the first such agreement concluded in the country.


  • 30 Oct 2020 16:40 | JHRS (Administrator)

    Japan's job availability fell to its lowest level in almost seven years in September, with many returning to the labor market following a gradual resumption of economic activity that had been slowed by the coronavirus pandemic, government data showed Friday.


  • 30 Oct 2020 16:20 | JHRS (Administrator)

    A new survey shows only a small number of people in Japan are getting the safety benefits of working from home. It found that less than 20 percent were telecommuting despite calls to do so to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.


  • 30 Oct 2020 16:14 | JHRS (Administrator)

    TOKYO -- The jobless rate in Japan stood at 3.0% in September, unchanged from August, data from the Statistics Bureau showed on Friday, in the latest sign of an uneven recovery from the coronavirus crisis.


  • 28 Oct 2020 16:27 | JHRS (Administrator)

    The Japan International Cooperation Agency said Wednesday it will launch an organization next month to provide comprehensive support for foreign workers in Japan to improve their working and living environments.


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