Written with extracts translated from NHK
December 25th 2019
TOKYO – There are more than 460,000 persons with disabilities working in private companies across the Japan where employment of persons with disabilities is required, and this is the highest ever, while approximately 30% of companies do not employ any persons with disabilities, a survey by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has shown.
The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare surveyed more than 100,000 companies nationwide that are required by law to hire people with disabilities. Has increased by about 24,000 compared to, the highest ever.
On the other hand, half of the companies have not achieved the 2.2% employment rate of persons with disabilities, which is required by private companies, accounted for about 30%, with more than 30,000 companies not employing any persons with disabilities. I am.
Last year, the employment rate of countries and municipalities where the employment of persons with disabilities continued to inflate was 2.31% in the country, 2.61% in prefectures, and 2.41% in municipalities. However, in the country and municipalities the employment rate is below the legally required employment rate of 2.5%.
The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare states, “We will continue to promote employment of persons with disabilities and achieve employment rates in the country by the end of the year. In addition, there are hurdles to hiring the first person because small companies are not hiring persons with disabilities. I would like to provide support, such as providing employment know-how. ”