Monday, January 7, 2008

Japan relies on too many temp workers

--Companies across Japan have gone on a binge of hiring temps in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 past few years. They earn about two-thirds of what full-timers do and can often be hired and fired with just a few days' notice. More than a third of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 people in Japan's labor force are categorized as "nonpermanent" workers: part-timers, temps on fixed-term contracts and people sent to companies by temporary-staffing agencies. That compares with 23% in 1997 and 18% in 1987. --The trend has been good for Japan's economy in some ways. Use of temps gives companies flexibility and cost control, helping cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365m succeed in highly competitive global industries like manufacturing. Big Japanese companies have reported earnings growth for five straight years. --Yet cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 heavy use of temps also has created an obstacle to cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 virtuous cycle typically seen in an expanding economy: When companies make better profits cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y eventually raise wages, which boosts consumer spending -- and leads to more corporate profits.

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