Tochigi Prefecture company acquires vacant houses to accommodate disabled employees

Written with extracts from Nikkei

May 10th 2018

Makyo Seiki, a company in Tochigi Prefecture , which handles cutting and processing of precision parts, has acquired empty houses to be used as dormitories for employees who have disabilities.

In the past, the company been actively hiring local disabled people, but in recent years it has been difficult find them. Such dormitories makes it easier for recruitment in a wide area by enriching welfare programs such as securing residences, as well as serving the aim of not wasting vacant houses. It is officially launched this summer, and it plans to establish three in three years and lead to the employment of dozens of disabled people.

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