Q. How can I recruit workers?
A. There are over 500 government-managed public employment security offices collectively known as "Hello Work" throughout Japan. Hello Work offers free facilitation and supports matching people searching for a job, and employers with open positions; all industries are covered by the agency.
Similarly, regional public organizations offer free employment services for the general public. Educational institutions such as colleges and universities provide employment services to their students for free. Privately-managed employment agencies come in several types, including executive search agencies and those which maintain a database of registered potential employees and employers and collect fees on a contingency basis (i.e., when someone from their database is successfully employed with a registered employer). Japan also has a wide range of newspapers, magazines (e.g., job-transfer magazines, industry-specific magazines, etc.), and internet websites through which employers seek to fill vacant positions.
Q. What should I keep in mind about labor contracts?