CANON TAKES ON 5,000 FULLTIME STAFF

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CANON TAKES ON 5,000 FULLTIME STAFF

 user 2007-03-28 at 9:42:00 am Views: 53
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    Canon to take on 5,000 fulltime staff
    The
    Japanese high-tech giant Canon says it will make around 1,000 casual
    workers into permanent fulltime staff, as it braces for the first wave
    of baby boomer retirements.A company spokeswoman says over the next two
    years, Canon will taken on around 5,000 permament staff, including
    those drawn from its pool of casual workers, many of whom already work
    full-time for the company.She says Canon will give temporary contracts
    to another 2,500 casual workers, many of whom were hired through
    employment agencies, and will also recruit 1,500 new graduates.

    Canon says the move is necessary to stop its workforce from shrinking.
    “Many
    of our experienced workers are set to retire,” the spokeswoman
    said.”Our employment plan should help us to retain skilled workers and
    pass on the skills to new people.”Canon has been buffeted by a series
    of critical media reports which accused the company of violating
    employment laws by not offering adequate labour protection.Many
    Japanese companies began hiring low-paid part-time workers in the 1990s
    in a bid to cut costs amid an economic downturn.But with unemployment
    now at an eight-year low of 4 percent, competition for skilled workers
    is growing, exacerbated by older workers retiring.