(Mainichi: January 25, 2016, Evening edition – p. 11)
A job placement support center for LGBT students has been set up in Tokyo’s Shinjuku Ward.
The “LGBT Career Information Center,” which is managed by ReBit, a nonprofit support group for sexual minorities, aims to create a society where it is easy for everyone to find jobs and work. It will organize events where job-seeking LGBT students and employers can meet on a regular basis and provide handouts to job placement offices at colleges to raise awareness of the difficulty LGBT students face finding jobs.
“To think about how LGBT students can find jobs is useful for companies in their consideration of diversity,” said Mika Yakushi, representative of ReBit. “I want to increase public understanding for supporting companies and organizations helping LGBT people find jobs so people can find work they like regardless of their sexual orientation.” (Abridged)