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Yahoo Japan to hire 100 moonlighters for strategic planning

SoftBank Group company to seek outside personnel to spur tech innovation

Yahoo has a workforce of 7,000 employees, about 95% of whom work from home or on a remote basis. (Photo by Kosaku Mimura) 

TOKYO -- Yahoo Japan, a subsidiary of Z Holdings, announced Wednesday that it will conclude work contracts by the end of September with more than 100 people employed by other companies but are allowed to hold side jobs.

The move is aimed at hiring workers of various backgrounds for strategic planning to promote technological innovation amid increasing competition in digital business fields including e-commerce and media services.

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