Although the employment situation remains severe for older job seekers in search of full-time work, temporary employment services for the middle-aged are attracting increasing attention.

Those aged 55 and older account for only a fraction of Japan’s total workforce, but those sent by outplacement agencies are earning favorable reviews from employers.

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