Japan's ultralow jobless rate masks grim reality

/ May 31, 2017

Japan's ultralow jobless rate masks grim reality

Employers across the country are scrambling to find staff, unemployment is at its lowest level in more than two decades and the labor market is tighter than it was during the nation’s booming bubble economy years. This should be great news for the world’s ...

May 29, 2017

Firms aimed at supporting working moms on the rise

From temp agencies to online grocery stores, an increasing number of businesses are offering services aimed at women looking for a better work-life balance. Tokyo-based staffing service provider B-style Inc. has experienced a surge in its human resources pool since the company began a ...

Apr 18, 2017

Government panel to push limited regular employment system

A government panel on regulatory reform is in discussions to urge more widespread adoption of the limited regular employment system, in which regular workers are hired on open-ended contracts with limits on their work location or hours. The government has been urging companies to ...