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Launch of Career Support Initiatives for Middle and High School Students with Disabilities RGF Connect - Bridging Opportunities for All -
Jun 8, 2023 | Recruit Staffing
This document is a translation of a press release issued by Recruit Staffing Co., Ltd. on June 8th, 2023 (JST) and is provided as a reference material. If there is any discrepancy between this translated version and the original Japanese version, the original Japanese version prevails.
Recruit Staffing Co., Ltd. has launched career support initiatives for young people with disabilities through RGF Connect, a global social program led by RGF Staffing.
■About RGF Connect
RGF Connect is a global social program led by RGF Staffing, Recruit Holdings' global staffing brand. The program strives to foster an inclusive society by creating employment opportunities and providing training, and all initiatives are driven by the concept of "Bridging opportunities for all."
■Recruit Staffing Initiatives
Recruit Staffing holds mock work programs online for middle and high school students with physical disabilities who attend special needs schools.
Statistics indicate that only about 30%*1of all special needs school graduates*2find employment after completing their studies, with reasons for foregoing employment including difficulties commuting to a place of work.
Since 2008, Recruit Staffing Crafts, a special subsidiary of Recruit Staffing, has been operating crafts-related businesses for people with severe intellectual disabilities and is involved in various job-creating initiatives around Japan. In April 2021, the team launched a new remote business initiative that allows people with severe physical disabilities to work from home.
Recruit Staffing aims to collaborate with municipalities and special needs schools and, by applying their accumulated knowledge to assist students with disabilities, build a robust foundation for their future careers.
*1 Source: Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology data on special support education (FY2021)
*2 A special needs school is an educational institution designed specifically for children with disabilities. In addition to providing standard curricula, these schools focus on developing students' abilities to become more independent and self-reliant. They represent one of the available educational choices tailored to meet the needs of children with disabilities.
About Recruit Staffing Co., Ltd.
As the leading domestic staffing company within the Recruit Group, Recruit Staffing offers comprehensive staffing solutions, encompassing temporary staffing, temp-to-perm placements, and business process outsourcing services. Operating as a Workstyle Maker, they strive to foster a society where individuals can "be themselves" by introducing fresh perspectives on work. For further information about Recruit Staffing, visit the website (Japanese only).
About Recruit Staffing Crafts Co., Ltd.
Since 2008, Recruit Staffing Crafts, a special subsidiary of Recruit Staffing, has been offering various services. These include the production of handmade paper promotional materials, creation of original coffee, light work tasks, and outsourced clerical work (home-based). Operating under the philosophy of "contributing to society through the creation of employment opportunities," they hold deep respect for the autonomy of individuals with disabilities who are eager to work. Their goal is to support their social engagement and economic independence by providing opportunities for them to showcase their abilities. For further details about Recruit Staffing Crafts, visit the website (Japanese only).
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