Japan – Wages for part-time workers rising

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Wages for part-time workers in Japan are rising with the average hourly wages offered to part-time job applicants in Japan’s three major metropolitan areas increased 1.8% in March from a year earlier, for the 33rd consecutive monthly gain, according to Japanese jobs site Recruit Jobs.

The increase in pay for part timers are outpacing those for full-time workers because employers are turning to them to fill gaps as the shrinking and aging population reduces their workforce.

According to the labour ministry, part-time employees made up 30% of Japan’s labour force in 2015, up from 13% in 1990. Part-time workers also received a higher pay rise in 2015, rising by 0.5% compared to the previous year. The full-time workers pay rise was 0.4%.

Source: Staffing Industry Analysts Daily Newsfeed

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