Monday, November 10, 2008


IWS Documented News Service
Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach
School of Industrial & Labor Relations
-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies
Cornell University
16 East 34th Street, 4th floor
---------------------- Stuart Basefsky
New York, NY 10016
-------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau

Japan Institute for Labour Policy and Training (JILPT)

A Comparison of Career Guidance Information in the US and Japan [online October 2008]
Lynn Shniper
[full-text, 38 pages]

A goal of career information is to prepare the workforce for changes to employment
demand. Rather than look at career information in isolation, it is important to
understand large-scale trends in the economy. This paper begins by comparing major
drivers of change in employment in Japan and the US. Next this paper will contrast
the reaction to changes in employment in both countries. To better understand
common career paths in Japan, interviews were conducted with the help of Japan
Institute for Labor Policy and Training (JILPT) staff members. After completing this
analysis, this paper focuses on the methods used to match job-seekers to job openings.

In particular, employment growth within the health care industry in Japan and the US
will be discussed, along with nurses. Increasing utilization of information technology
across many industries and growing environmental concerns will shape employment in
both countries.

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