JILPT Research Eye

A series of labor-related information (evidence) that contributes to the formation of labor policies.

June 5, 2018 updated

Employment Support and Career Guidance for Young People


Executive Director

Japan’s employment rate has gradually recovered from its post-Lehman slump, and in the last few years the employment climate has been rosy for high school graduates, as well as graduates from higher education. Despite this improvement in the employment rate for young people in general, many still have employment-related problems. These include a lack of motivation for job search, or a failure to find work even if they do try. It is important that we examine ways of supporting these young people in their bid to find work and guiding them in their careers, based on the current situation.

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