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Japan opens up civil service jobs to 'lost generation'

Over 450 middle-age employees to be hired by 2023

The Japanese government is hiring more than 450 middle-age job seekers who had the misfortune of graduating from college right after the bursting of the economic bubble in the late 1980s through the early 1990s. 

TOKYO -- The Japanese government looks to hire more than 450 middle-age job seekers victimized by the past century's economic downturn, in the hopes of spurring mass hiring of the marginalized workers.

Recruitment will take place over three years through March 2023. Those applying for the first batch of 157 midcareer positions will be invited to take civil service exams this November.

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