July 11, 2013

Japan ranked 134 out of 144 countries on the ease of hiring and firing according to World Economic Forum report 2012



"Japan ranked 134th out of 144 countries on the ease of hiring and firing, a World Economic Forum report showed in 2012, a rigidity many economists and executives believe has stifled growth. Executives say vague wording in Japanese labor law gives judges broad discretion in settling cases and puts a relatively heavy burden on managers to prove they have made a concerted effort to avoid cutting staff."




Source: As Abe weighs labor reform, IBM emerges as test case for firing workers
By Nathan Layne
July 11th 2013
Japan Today