Okinawa job openings exceed job seekers
For the first time in 53 years, Okinawa has more job openings than people seeking for jobs.
According to government officials, the ratio of job openings to job seekers in the prefecture has risen to 1.01 to 1, which is the first time since the government started making such statistics in 1963.
As a reason, officials cite the increased recruitment in a variety of service industries like hotels, food service, and distribution to cope with the increasing number of tourists visiting the prefecture.
However, the flourishing tourism industry is not the only reason for the rising ratio. The recruitment in medical and welfare area, nursing care related jobs, as well as IT industry, is also increasing.