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4,574 disabled people applied for 248 civil service positions in the Japanese government

"According to the National Personnel Authority, 4,574 applicants applied for the examination, and the proportion by type of disability certificate was 64% for mental illness, 34% for physical disability, and 2% for intellectual disability."

Written with extracts from The Nikkei

September 15th 2019

On September 15, an exam for recruiting persons with disabilities as full-time employees of national government officials was conducted at 15 venues in nine regions such as Tokyo and Osaka. This was the second time such an exam was held following the February exam which was a response to the difficulties in increasing employment of persons with disabilities at the central ministries. 4,574 disabled people applied for 248 civil service positions.

On September 15, a selection test and a writing test was conducted. According to the National Personnel Authority, 4,574 applicants applied for the examination, and the proportion by type of disability certificate was 64% for mental illness, 34% for physical disability, and 2% for intellectual disability.

The test was conducted at a barrier-free venue such as a government office. Approximately 640 people individually asked for consideration at the venue, and were given questions in Braille, the use of hearing aids, and text input on a personal computer.

The initial results will be announced on October 17, for those who proceed to the second stage, interviews will be held at each ministries and agencies on which they are interested, and successful applicants will be announced on November 26. There are 31 organizations that are planning to hire, with 50 from the National Tax Agency, 37 from the Ministry of Justice, and 18 from the Immigration and Immigration Bureau. In principle, it will be adopted by the end of this year.

As of June 1, 5956 people with disabilities are employed by government agencies. The employment rate is 2.40%, and the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Ministry of Defense, National Tax Agency, etc. are below the legal rate.

It is undecided whether or not to continue the examination with the unified selection like this time, and the person in charge at the National Personnel Authority explains that “I want to judge while judging the situation”.

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