Top companies move to hire more foreign employees

May 1, 2016

Top companies move to hire more foreign employees

Japan’s top companies are increasingly moving to give foreign people permanent contracts, judging that the benefits of diversification are well worth the challenges. Among them is convenience store chain Lawson Inc., which has awarded between 10 and 30 percent of its graduate positions to ...

Apr 22, 2016

Nomura eliminates 32 jobs in Big Apple

Nomura Holdings Inc., the nation’s biggest brokerage, has cut 32 jobs in New York City. The bank disclosed the figures in a so-called Warn notice dated Tuesday and posted on the state Labor Department’s website. The Tokyo-based company is eliminating 60 jobs outside Japan, ...

Apr 2, 2016

U.S. job-seekers return at fastest pace since before recession

Americans are flooding back into the job market at the fastest pace since before the Great Recession, encouraged by steady hiring and some signs of higher pay. The flow has halted, at least temporarily, one of the economy’s more discouraging trends: the sharp decline ...

Anger in China's coal country as miners feel left behind

Mar 19, 2016

Anger in China's coal country as miners feel left behind

Hanging from a highway overpass two hours’ drive from the Siberian border, a local government banner reads like a last-gasp exhortation to this exhausted coal community: “Improve our structure, change our methods, transform our city.” This area has transformed in dire ways as China ...

Mar 19, 2016

Pay scale hikes averaging ¥1,478 so far: Rengo

The pay scale hikes agreed to during this year’s shunto (spring wage negotiations) were averaging ¥1,478 per month as of Friday morning, the Japanese Trade Union Confederation, known as Rengo, said. The average, obtained two days after major companies announced their fiscal 2016 pay ...