754 People Pass Govt's 1st Unified Hiring Exam for Disabled

Politics

Tokyo, March 22 (Jiji Press)--A total of 754 candidates passed the Japanese central government's first unified employment examination for disabled people, the National Personnel Authority said Friday.

The successful applicants will start working as regular workers at central government ministries and agencies or their local offices across Japan, starting as early as Monday.

The unified exam was created after many government entities were found to have padded their numbers of employees with disabilities.

A total of 8,712 people applied to take the exam, meaning that only one out of about 11.6 people passed the exam.

Government ministries and agencies initially planned to hire 676 people with disabilities but hired more after a request from the National Personnel Authority.

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