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Hyogo Prefecture city miscalculated number of disabled staff

“Akashi City, Hyogo Prefecture, announced on 14th that when calculating the employment rate of persons with disabilities, it did not include part-time staff , so it did not reach 2.5% of the statutory amount.”

Written with extracts From The Kobe Shimbun

September 15th 2018

Akashi City, Hyogo Prefecture announced on 14th that when calculating the employment rate of persons with disabilities, it did not include part-time staff , so it did not reach 2.5% of the statutory amount.

Akashi City interpreted the term “regular workers” as meaning full-time regular employees and reported that the employment rate as of June 1st was 2.89%. Meanwhile, the Hyogo Labor Bureau has notified the definition of permanent workers this month as “those who work more than a year from recruitment”. As the city recalculated because it will include part-time work, the employment rate has reached 2. 23%.

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