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Updated: March 15, 2023

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Public Employment Security Office (Hello Work)

Hello Work is a government institution that provides occupational consultations and introduces people to jobs free of charge. They have a wide range of job recruitment information available for viewing. Some Hello Work offices have foreign language interpreters. They also conduct free vocational training programs in Hyogo Prefecture, providing trainees with knowledge and skills required for work.

Hyogo Prefecture Inquiries

Employment Service for Foreign Workers - Hello Work Kobe
TEL: 078-362-4570
*Languages Supported: Chinese / Mondays and Fridays, 10:00-16:00分 (Break: 12:00-13:00)
English, Portuguese, Spanish / Tuesdays, Wednesdays andThursdays, 13:00-17:00

Vietnamese /Thursdays&Fridays 13:00-16:00
Location: 1-3-1 Aioi-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe City

Employment Service for Foreign Workers - Hello Work Nada
TEL: 079-861-8609
*Languages Supported: English, Portuguese, Spanish / Thursdays, 14:00-17:00
Location: 5-2-2 Ochi-dori,Nada-ku,Kobe City

Employment Service for Foreign Workers - HelloWork Plaza Sannomiya 
TEL: 079-231-8609
*Languages Supported: English/Mondays, Teusdays, Wednesday and Thursdays, 9:00-12:00
Location: 1F Nihonseimei Sannomiya-ekimae Bldg. 7-1-1 Onoe-dori,Chuo-ku,Kobe City

Employment Service for Foreign Workers - Hello Work Himeji
TEL: 079-222-8609
*Languages Supported: English, Portuguese, Spanish / Mondays, 13:00-17:00
Chinese / 1st, 3rd, and 5th Thursdays of the month, 13:00-16:00
Vietnamese /  Tuesdays, 13:00-16:00, 2nd and 4th Thursdaysof the month, 13:00-16:00
Location: 250Aza-Nakamichi, Houjou, Himeji-shi

Employment Service for Foreign Workers - Hello Work Amagasaki
TEL: 06-7664-8609
*Languages Supported: Spanish, Portuguese / Wednesdays 13:00-16:00
Location:2F Amagotta, 12-41 Nishidaimotsu-cho, Amagasaki City

Employment Service for Foreign Workers - Hello Work Akashi

TEL: 078-912-2277

*LanguagesSupported: English, Spanish, Portuguese / Fridays 13:00-17:00

Location: 2-3-37 Ooakashicho,Akashi-shi 


Employment Contract

When employing workers, employers are required to expressly state the remuneration, working hours, and other work conditions in writing or other means. If some of the work conditions are difficult to understand, contact the Telephone Consultation Service for Foreign Workers or the Foreign Workers' Consultation Corner of the Hyogo Labour Bureau's Inspection Division.

Working Hours (Working Time)

Working hours are generally eight hours per day or 40 hours per week. Additional rest time of at least one hour must be provided if working hours exceed eight hours.

Days Off / Holidays

Employees are entitled to at least one day off per week or at least four days off over the course of four weeks. They are also entitled to a paid annual holiday leave on days of their choosing in accordance with the number of days they have worked.

Remuneration (Wages)

Wages are paid directly to workers at least once a month on predetermined dates. A minimum wage is set for each district; paying a worker an amount less than the set minimum wage is punishable by law.

Hyogo Prefecture Inquiries

Foreign Workers' Consultation Corner, Inspection Division, Hyogo Labour Bureau
TEL: 078-371-5310 *Advance notice of consultation is required.
Days: Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Time: 9:30-17:00
*Languages Supported:Chinese
Location: 16F Kobe Crystal Tower, 1-1-3 Higashikawasaki-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe City

Labor Insurance (Workers' Accident Compensation Insurance / Unemployment Insurance)

Japan has social security systems in place to protect workers in Japan.

Workers' Accident Compensation Insurance

This insurance entitles workers to receive various types of compensation if they get injured, become ill, or die while working or commuting to or from work.

Work Absence Compensation

Workers forced to take a leave of absence from work without pay in order to treat injuries sustained during work or when commuting to or from work will be paid work absence compensation and special work absence allowance (80% of normal pay in total) from the fourth day onward.

Unemployment Insurance

This insurance system is for workers who become unemployed. Workers are able to receive unemployment benefits on a conditional basis for a predetermined period of time until they find a new job. Consult your nearest Hello Work branch for further details.



公益財団法人兵庫県国際交流協会 事業推進部 外国人県民インフォメーションセンター 

〒650-0044 神戸市中央区東川崎町1丁目1番3号 神戸クリスタルタワー6階(兵庫県民総合相談センター内)

TEL: 078-382-2052

FAX: 078-382-2012

Hyogo International Association
(Information and Advisory Service Center)
6F Kobe Crystal Tower
(inside the Hyogo Prefecture Citizens' Advice Center)
1-1-3 Higashikawasaki-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe, 650-0044
TEL: 078-382-2052
FAX: 078-382-2012


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