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Japan – Hays: expansion in Osaka a positive sign

06 August 2013

In response to the increasing number of job vacancies for skilled professionals in the Kansai region and Western Japan, recruitment company Hays (HAS: LSE) has relocated its Osaka office to bigger premises in order to manage demand. Hays, the 6th largest staffing firm in the world, according to research by Staffing Industry Analysts, is also planning to double the number of recruitment consultants in its Osaka office in order to meet the needs of employers recruiting in the Kansai and Western Japan regions.

Jonathan Sampson, regional director of Hays in Japan, said: “The Hays brand is recognised in the region for expertise and the ability to connect the right person with the right opportunity. Our expansion demonstrates a commitment to the local jobs market throughout Western Japan and a belief in its on-going strength. With our expansion, we will service clients from Aichi, Gifu and Toyama Prefectures all the way down to Okinawa Prefecture.”

“In addition to our expanding number of job vacancies, this move further strengthens our global position as unparalleled recruiters in the world of work. We operate in 33 countries worldwide and we are the only foreign recruitment company in Japan operating in three locations. This is a significant recruiting advantage that offers lasting impact for our clients in the local region,” he added.

Mr Sampson continued: “For employers, our expansion ensures we can meet increasing demand for capable specialists, particularly local talent with a global mind-set, and support enterprises in their recruitment efforts by identifying candidates for permanent positions, contract roles and temporary assignments.

“For job seekers, our expansion means we can meet with more people to share information about job opportunities, as well as impart useful advice and market knowledge on how to achieve career aspirations in the short, medium and long term,” he said.

Hays’ Osaka office recruits skilled professionals in the IT, Sales & Marketing, Life Sciences, Human Resources, Accountancy & Finance, Office Professionals and Supply Chain sectors. The office will be led by Office Manager Masaru Tsukamoto, who has more than six years’ experience in the recruitment industry, with particular focus on the IT sector. Having managed the Osaka office for the past two years, he has extensive knowledge of the Kansai and Western Japan job markets.  

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