| Mar 15, 2014

Zero-hour contract

A zero-hour contract is an employment contract used in the U.K. containing provisions that create an "on-call" arrangement between an employer and employee.

31 companies join Tokyo job fair for Saudi students

Mar 13, 2014

31 companies join Tokyo job fair for Saudi students

Saudi students received briefings from around 30 companies Thursday at a job fair organized by the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Tokyo. It is rare for an embassy to sponsor an event to help its own citizens in Japan find jobs. This year’s job fair, ...

Mar 11, 2014

Major firms may hire more female grads

Forty-nine of 100 major firms are considering hiring more female graduates in spring 2015 than the levels planned for this year, according to a Jiji Press survey. The potential boost is likely the result of the efforts of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who has ...

Mar 11, 2014

LDP mulling Olympic job aid for ex-convicts

As part of efforts to strengthen public safety in the lead-up to the 2020 Tokyo Oympics, the Liberal Democratic Party will consider boosting measures to help people with criminal records find jobs. The party will study establishing a subsidy program for employers hiring ex-convicts ...

Job market set to overheat with labor shortage

Mar 7, 2014

Job market set to overheat with labor shortage

Kazufumi Yamamoto is having such a hard time finding waiters and sushi chefs to fill jobs at Ganko Food Service Co. that he’s going to boost wages for the first time in more than a decade. “Positions remain open for several months, leaving some ...

Toyota to hire 1,350 new grads, midcareer workers in '14

Mar 5, 2014

Toyota to hire 1,350 new grads, midcareer workers in '14

Toyota Motor Corp. plans to hire 1,350 new graduates and midcareer workers in its annual recruitment plan for fiscal 2014, maintaining the same level as this year, which ends March 31, company officials said. The automaker plans to employ 90 people for career-track office ...

76% of students graduating in March have jobs

Jan 21, 2014

76% of students graduating in March have jobs

More than three-quarters of university students graduating this March have a job lined up for April, up for the third straight year, according to a government survey released Tuesday. The percentage as of Dec. 1 was 76.6 percent, up 1.6 percentage points from a ...