Disability Discrimination

71% of Japanese Companies Not Hiring Disabled People

“40% said they did not know about raising the employment rate. 48% accounted for "not knowing" about the addition of mentally disabled persons to the subjects. Among the companies that do not know the expansion of the target, 71% were not hiring people with disabilities.”

From The Mainichi Shimbun

Thursday 11th January 2018

40% said they did not know about raising the employment rate. 48% accounted for “not knowing” about the addition of mentally disabled persons to the subjects. Among the companies that do not know the expansion of the target, 71% were not hiring people with disabilities.

A survey into Japanese businesses showed that nearly half of enterprises replied that they do not know about participation of mentally disabled persons from April on subjects of disabled people who are obliged by private enterprises to the employment of personnel service company “En Japan” It is summarized.

The number of persons with disabilities who work in the private sector continues to increase, companies that aggressively adopt mentally disabled people are also conspicuous, but many companies lack understanding, the temperature difference has been highlighted.

The survey was conducted on the Internet from September to October last year. 509 companies responded.

The law on employment promotion for persons with disabilities requires companies to hire a certain number of persons with disabilities is revised and the statutory employment rate rises from 2.0% to 2.2% from April. Besides the body and intellect, new spirit is added to the subject.

About 40% said they did not know about raising the employment rate. 48% accounted for “not knowing” about the addition of mentally disabled persons to the subjects. Among the companies that do not know the expansion of the target, 71% were not hiring people with disabilities.

When asking companies that do not hire persons with disabilities with multiple answers, 52% said that “they are not suitable businesses and occupations for persons with disabilities” accounted for 52% and “50% of facilities that can accept acceptance” are.

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