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.
“Saga announced the employment rate of persons with disabilities in FY2019 (as of June 1) on the 22nd. The prefectural police headquarters increased by 0.5 points at 2.22% and achieved the legal employment rate because the number of shortages became zero.”
“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.”
“An increasing number of prefectural governments and ordinance-designated major cities in Japan are expanding the scope of disabled people qualified to take exams for regular jobs at the public-sector offices to include those with mental or intellectual disabilities. Previously, the job exams had been available to people with physical disabilities.”
“The revised law on promoting the employment of people with disabilities gives the labor ministry the power to urge state organs and municipalities to take corrective action if it finds them to have reported false employment rates of disabled workers.”
“Japan’s National Personnel Authority announced on the 18th May that it will carry out a national government employee’s employment examination for persons with disabilities in 2019. Applications will be accepted in June in response to the problem of the employment of disabled people in central ministries and agencies identified in 2018 when 754 people passed in the first examination for disabled people, and the ratio for the number of applicants was about 12 times smaller.”
“The number of workers with disabilities increased 7.9& from the previous year to 534,769.5, accounting for a record 2.05% of the total workforce, up 0.08 percentage point and the first reading above 2.0%
But only 45.9% of all companies met the legal standard, down 4.1%”