March 31 2022
TOCHIGI – The average monthly wage in FY2020 for persons with disabilities working at employment support facilities in Tochigi prefecture was 16,405 yen, down 5.3% (912 yen) from the previous year and the first decrease in 11 years, according to a report by the prefectural disability welfare department on 30 November. The new coronavirus caused a decrease in work orders and opportunities to sell products, resulting in a decrease below the 20,000 yen target set by the prefectural government.
A survey was carried out of 203 ‘support for continuous employment support type B establishments’ where people with disabilities who have difficulty finding general employment acquire work, there was a record of wage payments. Fifty-eight facilities (28.6%) exceeded the prefecture’s FY2020 target of 20,000 yen, while 65 facilities (32%) paid between 10,000-15,000 yen or less. The highest amount was 54,629 yen and the lowest was 1,163 yen.