Japan added 240000 unemployed people in May to eas

  • Detail

In October 2008, when the global financial market fell into chaos due to the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers, the job markets around the world also experienced "cold winds". However, the 26 year old Japanese girl named Daisy found a very desirable job at this time. "After I applied for this job on, everything went very smoothly. When I didn't know this job very well, I received the offer."

figure: Japanese young people browse information outside the recruitment venue

Miss Natori used to be a sales assistant in an import and export company in Tokyo, and the job she found on was to answer Japanese customers in a call center, but the place of work was Bangkok, Thailand

the experience of Japanese companies setting up overseas locations to reduce costs is a microcosm of the current Japanese economy

in the past, Japanese college students "sold themselves" to a company as soon as they graduated and worked until they retired, but now Japanese young people have to accept completely different challenges

under the huge pressure of cost cutting, Japanese companies are increasingly willing to outsource some businesses to China and Southeast Asia

American companies also like to outsource their businesses, but they prefer to hire local people, such as those Indians who speak English, and the listing of carbon fiber cars such as Porsche. However, the practice of Japanese companies is different from that of American companies - Japanese companies still employ Japanese, but require them to work abroad, and the salary is correspondingly lower than that of employees in Japan

transcosmos and masterpiece are both famous outsourcing companies in Japan. They have call centers, data entry centers and technical support centers in Bangkok, Beijing, Hong Kong, Taipei and other cities, and employ all Japanese employees

the reason why we must use Japanese is because of the needs of language and culture. Of course, these companies can fully consider foreigners who support qualified enterprises to establish resource exploitation, smelting and deep processing bases overseas. They speak Japanese very fluently, but they feel that foreigners simply cannot meet the requirements of Japanese customers in terms of politeness and etiquette

"if you hire a foreigner who can speak Japanese, the quality of service will certainly not meet the requirements of Japanese customers." Said Chenren Murakami, head of transcosmos' Thailand branch

the tide of working abroad solves the problem of unemployment

it is difficult to have an exact number of Japanese who work abroad and receive a lower salary, such as Miss Natori

according to the statistics of the Ministry of internal affairs of Japan, as of September 2008, a total of 100000 Japanese worked abroad that year, which is the highest record in the past 20 years

another statistical data from the Ministry of foreign affairs shows that the number of employees dispatched by Japanese enterprises through traditional methods has decreased by 0.32%, but the number of "self-employed businessmen" such as Miss Natori or working abroad as freelancers has increased by 5.69%

the main destinations of the Japanese "wave of going abroad to work" are Shanghai, Bangkok and other places. In the past few years, the number of permanent residents of Japanese in these cities has increased sharply

there are three to four Japanese employment centers in Bangkok, Hong Kong, Jakarta, New Delhi, Shanghai and Singapore

Bangkok is the city most favored by Japanese companies, where consumption is low, but various public facilities are perfect. Japanese young people are very satisfied with the living standard there, so the four largest outsourcing companies in Japan have set up call centers there

transcosmos' call center in Bangkok is the largest among all Japanese companies. In 2008, its staff was 60, and now it has reached 170

transcom can enter the market. The head of OS's Thai branch, Murakami Matsu, said that the company plans to expand to 500 employees

transcosmos pays an ordinary employee a monthly salary of 30000 baht, equivalent to 930 US dollars, while employing such an employee in Tokyo requires 2500 US dollars, so transcos MOS can save customers 30% to 40% of the cost

masterpiece, another large outsourcing business company, has businesses in Bangkok, Beijing and Dalian, mainly engaged in mail order, time scheduling, wage settlement and other paperwork businesses, and followed up through e-mail

in addition to Japanese employees, this company also has Chinese employees. At present, this company is recruiting employees to set up a new call center in the Philippines

Japan's unemployment rate remains high

Japan added 240000 unemployed people in May this year, the worst month in 20 years, and the unemployment rate rose by 5.2%. Although Japan's exports have begun to recover since 2009, economic growth is still very slow, and the GDP in the first three months increased by only 1.2% compared with the same period last year

Masaru Fuji, a senior economist at the Japan Research Institute affiliated to Sumitomo Mitsui bank, analyzed: "Japan's industry has been struggling to win economic share, and has to face problems such as overcapacity and fierce competition. Under the huge pressure of budget cuts, they have no way to cut the lifelong employees of those companies, but can only squeeze the young people who have just come out to work."

2 pages in total: 12 Evening News

Copyright © 2011 JIN SHI