Japan sees 18,635 workers offered early retirement in 2020

Business Jan 21, 2021

Japan sees 18,635 workers offered early retirement in 2020

Listed companies in Japan offered voluntary early retirement to at least 18,635 employees in 2020, marking the highest level in 11 years, Tokyo Shoko Research Ltd. said Thursday. The number of companies that made public voluntary retirement offers stood at 93, 2.6 times the previous ...

Cabinet OKs reforms to address Japan's labor market woes

Business / Economy Jun 22, 2019

Cabinet OKs reforms to address Japan's labor market woes

The Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe approved Friday a suite of labor reforms designed to solve Japan's demographic challenges while creating conditions to promote job growth, particularly for those struggling to find stable work. Under the annual economic policy blueprint, the government wants to ...