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Human Resources

3, 22. 2006
Staffing service related industry
Japan Staffing Services Association (JASSA)

Established in 1986. Main activities are consultation, guidance, and assistance to the members in order to facilitate the sound development of the staffing service business including the education and training of temporary employee in the industry. There are 420 member companies.
http://www.jassa.jp/english/

Menbers
General staffing service
Tempstaff
Established in 1973. Second-ranked in industry. Active in realizing the corporate philosophy “creating jobs,” “adding value to the individual, and “contributing to society.” Hope to become the best and most trusted partner for both clients and for individual seeking employment.
http://www.tempstaff.co.jp/english
Pasona
Leading temporary staffing service company. Established as subsidiary of ex-Temporary Center for promotion of employment of handicapped people. Diversified into services for personnel referral, assistance of re-finding employment and agency of welfare work.
http://www.pasona.co.jp/english/
Personnel referral
Intelligence
Medium-size temporary help service company, with recruiting service and staffing service as two pillars. Managing the web site for part time job seekers “OPPO.” Also involved in production outsourcing services.
http://www.inte.co.jp/corporate/ir/engl/
Caplan
Part of the Itochu group offering comprehensive services in human resources. Major activities are placing service, temporary personnel service, human resources development services and outsourcing services. Also indulged in new businesses including the active senior business and business in China.
http://www.caplan.jp/english/index.html
Others
Fullcast
Leading staffing service contractors of light works, rivaling Goodwill group. Advanced into manufacturing industry for contracting works at auto production lines. Aims at becoming comprehensive staff outsourcing company.
http://www.fullcast.co.jp/e_index.html
Goodwill
Holding company, operating Goodwill Career light work contractor and Comsn (nursing care service) as tow core companies. Both companies have leading positions in industries and strong growth power based on active foothold openings.
http://www.goodwill.com/gwg/english/
Meitec
Top-ranked staffing service company sending technicians and software engineering service. Based in Chubu area, with clients ranging big businesses including Mitsubishi Heavy Ind., Hitachi and Toshiba to small firms.
http://www.meitec.co.jp/english/index_e.htm
The competent authorities
Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare
One of the central government offices in Japan. Created in January 2001 through the integration between Ministry of Health and Welfare and Ministry of Labor. Deals with medical administration, labor policy, social insurance, social security, pension and so on.
http://www.mhlw.go.jp/english/index.html
Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC)
Responsible for creating the fundamental national system of Japan. These systems include the national administrative organizations, public service personnel system, information and communications postal services, and statistical systems.
http://www.soumu.go.jp/english/index.html
Other related organizations
Nippon Keidanren
Comprehensive economic organization born in May 2002 by amalgamation of Keidanren (Japan Federation of Economic Organizations) and Nikkeiren (Japan Federation of Employers’ Associations). Its membership of 1,647 is comprised of 1,329 companies including 93 foreign ownership, 130 industrial associations, and 47 regional economic organizations.
http://www.keidanren.or.jp/
The Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry JCCI)
Central organization to which all local chambers of commerce belong. As an opinion leader in economic circles, JCCI represents the local chambers by presenting their suggestion to the government and other bodies, and helping implement them. Also plays a role in dissemination of information concerning government policies and programs.
http://www.jcci.or.jp/home-e.html

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