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A growing number of Japanese startups are offering fat compensation packages to lure midcareer talent.
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Japan's midcareer job seekers flock to startups

Workers ditch secure positions at big companies as new opportunities abound

KENJIRO SUZUKI and NARUSHI NAKAI, Nikkei staff writers | Japan

TOKYO -- The midcareer job market in Japan is changing fast, with an increasing number of workers trading secure jobs at large companies for new opportunities at startups.

Ambi, a job placement website run by En Japan, shows that the number of workers moving to startups from well-established businesses rose more than sevenfold in three years since the first half of fiscal 2018, far surpassing the overall job-hopping increase of 3.8 times. These midcareer changes accounted for 21.4% of all job switches made through the Ambi website, up about 13 points from three years earlier.

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