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45% of Local Companies Increased Hiring This Year

The Fukuoka Employers’ Association released the results of its survey of local companies’ new employment results for the current fiscal year, which showed that 45.3% said they had increased hiring from the previous year. This was a 5.1 percentage-point increase from the previous year, and the second year-on-year rise. The reason for the new hires, cited by 87.2% of those respondents, was to replace retiring employees. The association said this was significant in light of the large number of members of the baby boomer generation leaving the workforce.

Published: Jul 19, 2012 / Last Updated: Apr 1, 2016