Employment Services for the Persons with Disabilities

Promotion of Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Local Vocational Centers for Persons with Disabilities and Large Region Vocational Centers for Persons with Disabilities provide vocational rehabilitation services to meet the various needs of persons with disabilities and employers in order to promote the employment and employment security of disabled individuals.

Local Vocational Centers for Persons with Disabilities under JEED Prefectural Offices (47 Prefectures)

Providing vocational counselors for persons with disabilities and working in close cooperation with related bodies such as public employment offices (Hello Work), Employment and Life Support Centers for Persons with Disabilities,hospitals, and special needs schools, these centers serve as core vocational rehabilitation facilities in each prefecture by offering vocational rehabilitation services based on local needs.

Large Region Vocational Centers for Persons with Disabilities/ Vocational Ability Development Centers

With assigned vocational counselors and vocational training instructors for persons with disabilities, these Centers provide vocational rehabilitation services, including vocational evaluation, guidance and training, in cooperation with medical rehabilitation facilities.
The National Vocational Rehabilitation Center for Persons with Disabilities and the National Kibi-Kogen Vocational Rehabilitation Center for Persons with Disabilities actively take in persons with disabilities from large regions throughout the country who require special support for vocational training, including persons with mental disabilities, developmental disabilities, and higher brain dysfunctions (hereinafter referred to as “persons with special support needs”), and implement pioneering vocational training.
Based on the results of such activities, these Centers compile manuals and other documents of vocational training
contents, teaching techniques, etc. for persons with special support needs. With the aim of raising the overall level
of vocational training, they distribute these documents to other vocational ability development facilities through
exchange meetings for instructors of ability development for persons with disabilities, etc. In addition, they engage
in assistance for establishing and operating training courses for persons with special support needs, etc.

Vocational Rehabilitation Research and Training

In order to promote the development of infrastructures and improvement of the quality of vocational rehabilitation services, the National Institute of Vocational Rehabilitation (NIVR) conducts research on vocational rehabilitation services, development of techniques, and training of professional personnel.

Levy and Grant System for Employing Persons with Disabilities

The employment of persons with disabilities in many cases requires employers to take special steps, such as workplace facility and equipment modifications, workplace environment changes, and adoption of special personnel management programs. Since these measures involve a financial outlay, an economic imbalance arises between employers who fulfill their social responsibility to employ disabled workers and those who do not.
The Levy and Grant System for Employing Persons with Disabilities is based on the principle of collective social responsibility, which claims that the responsibility for employing persons with disabilities must be borne equally by all employers.
Based on the Law for Employment Promotion of Persons with Disabilities, the system has been set up to balance the financial burdens that accompany employment of persons with disabilities among employers, as well as to provide support and advice to employers in order to promote and secure employment of persons with disabilities.

Support for Employers Concerning Disability Employment

  • Training Courses for Qualification of Vocational Life Consultants for Persons with Disabilities
  • Provision of Information, Counseling and Support for Employers
  • Support for Employers Based on Support Plans

Educational Activities Concerning Disability Employment