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Cafes offer students 'virtual' workday experiences

/ Apr 20, 2018

Cafes offer students 'virtual' workday experiences

Some cafes are offering college students simulated experiences of everyday life at work in a company, using virtual reality technology. The simulation takes the user through a day in the life of a company employee, moving beyond the explanations given at company information sessions. The content ...

Apr 11, 2018

Trump signs executive order strengthening work requirements for welfare

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday that aims to add and strengthen work requirements for public assistance and other welfare programs. The order, signed in private, promotes "common-sense reforms" that policy adviser Andrew Bremberg said would reduce dependence on government programs. "Part of President ...

A company freshman's sharp learning curve

| Apr 2, 2018

A company freshman's sharp learning curve

by Mark Schreiber

The first Monday in April — April 2 this year — sees tens of thousands of 生き生きして元気な新入社員 (ikiiki shite genki na shinnyū shain, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed newly hired company employees) — also referred to as フレシュマン (fureshuman, freshmen) — decked out in their new ...