Job Seeking in Japan

Information about the resources available to help unemployed people find a job in Japan...

Hello Work is also responsible for helping job seekers to find work. During the application process for unemployment insurance and when claiming unemployment insurance benefits, a job seeker is expected to:

  • Be available for work should a suitable job come up
  • Be available for regular reviews for potential employment
  • Attend job hunting seminars
  • Provide proof that they are actively looking for work

If a job is found which is not full time, it is possible to receive a supplementary allowance called a "job starter's allowance".

There are a number of Internet resources available for those looking for work.