April job availability best since July 2008

Business / Economy Jun 1, 2013

April job availability best since July 2008

Job availability improved in April to its best level in four years and nine months, as some companies became willing to hire more workers in expectation of an economic recovery, helping to keep the unemployment rate relatively low at 4.1 percent, the government said ...

National May 21, 2013

Grad hiring successes laid to job center consultants

Employment rates for March high school and university graduates have improved significantly, thanks largely to some 2,300 consultants at public-run job-placement centers nationwide, the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry said. A labor ministry report released Friday said the employment rate for college graduates rose for ...

Business May 14, 2013

More than a third of private-sector employees worry about losing jobs

Around one-third of private-sector employees are concerned about losing their jobs, although many believe the economy is gradually picking up, an Internet survey by a think tank said Monday. The Research Institute for Advancement of Living Standards conducted the survey online in early April. About ...

Editorials Apr 23, 2013

Employing the mentally ill

The government plans to submit a bill to expand the scope of current law regarding corporate obligations to increase employment of mentally disabled people.

Business / Economy | ANALYSIS Apr 9, 2013

Poor U.S. job data indicate weak recovery

This is a terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad jobs report. The 88,000 net jobs added in March, if that or a similar figure holds up through revisions, is a tragedy: Nearly four years into the economic recovery, with the unemployment rate still close to 8 ...

National Mar 16, 2013

Panel seeks obligatory employment of people with mental disorders

An advisory panel to the labor minister called Thursday for adding people with mental disorders to those who must be hired by private companies to promote the social advancement of people with disabilities. The proposal was issued by a panel under Health, Labor and Welfare ...