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Employment of people with disabilities, raised by 0.2%
3. Labor Management (Raising Statutory Employment Rate for Persons with Disabilities)
The government has announced that the statutory employment rate for persons with disabilities will be raised from 2.0% to 2.2% effective April 1, 2018.
At the same time, the scope of application of this statutory rate will be expanded from companies with 50 or more employees to companies with 45.5 or more employees. The following actions will be required for applicable companies:
・Report the number of employees with disabilities as of June 1st to Hello Work every year.
・Try to appoint a “promoter for employment of persons with disabilities” to promote and continue the hiring of persons with disabilities.
This statutory employment rate will be raised by 0.1% by April 2021, which makes the statutory employment rate for private companies 2.3%. (Source: Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare website)
From BCCJ member Nagamine Mishima