An exotic way to keep jobs

January 2009
People Management;1/29/2009, Vol. 15 Issue 3, p8
The article reports on a job preservation scheme which has existed on the island of Himeshima in Oita, Japan for more than 40 years. The island's inhabitants sacrifice wages and regular working hours to keep everyone in jobs, and they have not been as hard hit by the global economic crisis a result. Public and private sector firms across Japan are seeking to emulate the scheme.


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