Japan Organization for Employment of the Elderly, Persons with Disabilities and Job Seekers
Under the Law for Employment Promotion of Persons with Disabilities, enterprises employing 5 or more persons with disabilities are required to appoint a vocational life consultant who will offer advice and guidance to disabled workers on all aspects of vocational life. JEED conducts training courses for this qualification.
(1) Manuals and Other Materials Through the Development of Practical Techniques
Practical techniques are developed to facilitate the expansion of the employment field and to solve problems regarding disability employment. Reports are then compiled for distribution.
In addition, user-friendly manuals and other materials covering successful cases of disability employment classified by industry and type of disability are provided for assistance to employers.
(2) Reference Service for Disability Employment
A website has been created to introduce successful cases of disability employment gathered from businesses around the country that are taking inventive and positive approaches to employ persons with disabilities.
"Reference Service for Successful Cases of Disability Employment":
(3) Information on Home-based Employment and Work
In order to promote home-based employment and work for severely disabled persons, JEED has set up a website called "Challenge Home Office."
(4) Promotion of Job-related Assistive Technology
JEED spreads the use of equipment and software that support persons with disabilities in their work by using its website and other media. JEED also lends equipment free of charge to employers and employers’ organizations for a fixed period of time. At the time of leasing, users may avail themselves of counseling services to ensure that they choose equipment appropriate for their own working environments and individual disability traits.
Lending of the equipment is handled through the JEED headquarters or on the website at:
▲Trackball/joystick mouse for persons with physical disabilities
▲Magnifier for persons with visual disabilities
(5) Counseling and Support by Disability Employment Experts
Disability Employment Experts at the Central Information Center for Disability Employment (Sumida-ku,Tokyo) provide counseling, support, and information on employment of persons with disabilities to employers and employers’ organizations.
Central Information Center for Disability Employment:
Local Vocational Centers for Persons with Disabilities provide systematic support to employers who are planning to employ persons with disabilities and employers who already employ disabled workers for specific problems in employment management.
The centers create a Support Plan for Employers based on an analysis of individual employer’s needs and problems in employment management for disabled workers and provide support, including job coaches as well as periodic follow-up services.