3Development of Practical Methods4Employment Support for the ElderlyEmployersAdvisorsJEEDPrefecturalOfces① Request for counseling by Advisors③ Provision of counseling and advice② Request for company visit ▲Reports on practical methods■ Support for Employers Concerning Elderly Employment*In the corporate management consulting system, employers fill out a simple questionnaire to find out problems in effectively utilizing elderly employees, such as work environment improvement, health management, education and training, and awareness of continuous employment.▲Counseling/advice by Advisors▲Flow of counseling by Advisors Considering the falling birthrate and aging population as well as shrinking labor force in the future, it has become increasingly essential for elderly individuals to play an active role in supporting our society. With the aim of realizing a society with lifelong employment, JEED develops practical methods with regard to the expansion of job categories and the reexamination of wages and personnel management systems. Also, problem points are identified and clarified so that they can be solved, thus facilitating smooth implementation of elderly employment security measures up to the age of 65 for all employees who wish to continue working, as well as aiding the initiatives taken by companies where people can work regardless of their age. In addition to being compiled into reports, results of the practices mentioned above are to be summarized into easy-to-understand pamphlets and used in work settings as a reference for corporate approaches to employment of the elderly. They will also be re-edited into manuals for Advisors to be utilized for their counseling and support activities as well as for improving their knowledge and counseling/support skills. They will also be utilized in articles and commentaries in the newspapers and magazines.