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Octogenarian staff: One company's answer to Japan's labor crunch

Japanese retailers look to retirees and seniors to fill gaps in workforce

Stores in Japan are attaching more value to the experience and availability of their elderly employees, who are helping them cope with the country's worsening labor shortage.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Home improvement retailers and supermarket operators in Japan are bolstering their employment of seniors by letting them stay on the job longer.

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