Japan eyes bill to improve employment of young people

The government will submit a bill aimed at improving employment of young people during the upcoming ordinary Diet session slated for Jan. 24, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned.

If the bill passes through the Diet, it will be the first law specifically focusing on measures to improve the employment of young people.

The envisaged bill includes an introduction of a system to certify companies that are actively engaged in hiring young people and meet certain standards, such as having high retention rates of young employees and carrying out courses to train workers, sources said.

Despite an improving job offer rate for university graduates, about 27 per cent of nonregular workers aged between 25 and 34 remain unsatisfied with their jobs.