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The government plans to hire 50,000 career counselors in the next five years to help people look for jobs, Health, Labor and Welfare Minister Chikara Sakaguchi said Friday.

“We will create 10,000 career counselor posts in each year and 50,000 in five years. If necessary, we will do it ahead of schedule,” Sakaguchi said in a speech at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan in Tokyo.

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