January 13th 2019
TOKYO – The Japanese government plans to allow people with disabilities hired by government agencies to work part time before officially beginning their full-time duties, officials said.
The move is designed to help disabled people start working in a smooth manner after being hired by the government, the officials said. The government briefed each agency about the plan last month.
Under the plan, such part-time disabled workers will be allowed in principle to do the same jobs as those they are supposed to do after starting working full time.
If disabled people cannot work part time beforehand, they will be allowed to visit workplaces after getting informal job offers.
The government plans to hire about 4,000 disabled people this year to achieve the mandatory hiring rate for such people of 2.5 pct. Government agencies were last year found to have padded their number of disabled employees.