Arrow Artboard Created with Sketch. Artboard Created with Sketch. Title Chevron Title Chevron Icon Facebook Icon Linkedin Icon Mail Contact Path Layer Icon Mail Positive Arrow Icon Print Business Shorter hours spreading to Japan's retail sector Labor shortage forcing mall, supermarket operators to rethink strategies March 8, 2017 02:00 JST | Japan
TOKYO -- More Japanese retailers are adopting earlier closing times to cope with a deepening labor shortage, worried that the prospect of late-night shifts could scare off potential new workers.
The practice first gained traction among short-staffed restaurant operators, and now the retail sector is being forced to think about the work-life balance.
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