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Japan Inc scrambles for mid-career job-hoppers to cope with staff shortages

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 05:50

Masae Miyachi, 41, an employee at Kaonavi Inc, switched jobs a year and a half ago and her annual salary has now risen by one million yen (S$12,208), helping her to finance a home loan.


JAPAN'S labour shortage has pushed job-hopping to its highest level since the global financial crisis, as companies scramble for workers with experience in the rapidly ageing economy.

Job-hopping goes against the grain of Japan's work culture, where many companies hire

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