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Link: Japan in urgent need of personnel for local public service - The Japan Times

The matter of greatest concern for students is the jobs or roles that will constitute their professional careers. In the case of prefectural governments, it is difficult for workers to envision their career paths because workplace transfers occur every three years or so. With career advancement still largely based on seniority, local government personnel often have to wait until they are around 50 years old before being authorized to issue work directives as managers. For young people in their early 20s, this means that it would take longer than their entire previous lives to reach such positions, so it is natural for them to conclude that they cannot afford to wait that long. Partly reflecting such rigid personnel management practices, students are alienated by local governments, and there is also an increase in the number of middle-ranking employees who leave their jobs. #


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