Men born in the latter half of the 1970s tend to be mired in nonregular jobs compared with those of other generations as work status such as temporary employment has spread since the 1990s, the labor ministry said in an annual report on labor economy released Friday.
Summer bonuses at large companies are set to grow for a second straight year, according to the results of a first-round survey published Wednesday by the Japan Business Federation, or Nippon Keidanren. The average agreed-on bonus was up 4.17% from last year to 809,604 yen, reflecting the economic recovery up until the March 11 earthquake. … Read more
Japanese football players are to form a union to demand better working conditions, including bigger rewards for international duty, their association said Wednesday. The Japan Pro-Footballers Association (JPFA), currently representing some 960 players at home and abroad as a fraternal body, said it had decided to register itself as a labour union with the right … Read more
A record 15 percent of public elementary and junior high school teachers across the country are full-time instructors with a fixed-term employment contract, or are only working part time, a government survey has found.
Almost one third (31 per cent) of all employers expect to increase salaries between three and six per cent in their next review. This and other key findings from the fourth annual Hays Salary Guide signify the emergence of a new employment landscape in Japan.
Commenting on the broader employment outlook for Japan’s economy, [Christine] Wright [managing director for a recruiting firm in Japan] said the job market appears to be improving, especially in some specific sectors such as sales and marketing, and that “we’re starting to see an increase in wages,” although gains are modest.
A survey of more than 11,000 companies showed Thursday nearly four out of every 10 business corporations plan to raise wages for their regular workers in fiscal 2011 starting April 1, major credit research agency Teikoku Databank Ltd. said Thursday.
The Japan Business Federation (Nippon Keidanren) has endorsed a committee report recommending that employers grant regular pay raises to employees at this spring’s wage talks in view of improving corporate earnings. The upcoming negotiations between labor and management will focus on the maintenance of regular wage hikes, according to the report by Keidanren’s Committee on … Read more
The Japan Business Federation (Nippon Keidanren) has no plans this year to pressure employers to stop making regular pay hikes during this spring’s labor-management wage talks because business conditions have improved in recent months, a final draft of the federation’s negotiating policy report showed Thursday. “Most companies hold wage talks with the focus on maintaining … Read more
The former hostesses, aged in their 20s and 30s, are seeking a labor ruling in the Tokyo District Court, demanding a total of 4.38 million yen in compensation. According to case documents, one of the former hostesses aged in her 30s joined the club in December 2009, agreeing to a daily wage of 46,000 yen. … Read more