Pasona Holds Welcome Ceremony for Elderly Workers

Economy

Tokyo, March 27 (Jiji Press)--Major Japanese staffing agency Pasona Group Inc. <2168> held a ceremony on Wednesday to welcome elderly people who were newly hired as its regular employees after leaving other companies, including upon reaching the age limit.

Of the 65 people who attended the ceremony, held at the firm's headquarters in Tokyo, those who are the youngest are in their 50s while the oldest employee is 70 years old.

"In your 60s, you can possibly make judgments on things you couldn't understand when you were in your 50s," Pasona Group Chief Executive Officer Yasuyuki Nanbu, 67, said at the ceremony, underlining the significance of employing elderly people.

The company hired a total of 80 elderly people as regular employees. About 50 of them will work in positions utilizing their expertises in marketing, accounting and other operations.

About 20 people will engage in the operations of tourism facilities on Awaji Island in Hyogo Prefecture, western Japan, and the city of Kyotango in the western prefecture of Kyoto.

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