En-Japan Inc. — which operates a number of job boards in Japan along with VietnamWorks.com — and internet and app company Line Corp. have entered into a joint-venture agreement to roll out a jobs listing platform this summer.
The companies established a special joint-venture vehicle Lensa Corp. on Apr. 16 to launch the site. En-Japan holds 51 percent and Line has 49 percent stake in the proposed company.
“The new company will leverage the diverse job listing information of En-Japan’s job search websites together with Line’s abundant user base (boasting over 73 million monthly active users in Japan) to plan and develop a never-before-seen service that matches companies advertising job openings with job-seekers,” Line, which is a Japanese subsidiary of South Korean internet company Naver Corp. said in a statement.
Tokyo-based En-Japan runs three sites dedicated to females. It owns a centralized recruitment hub Womanmart.jp, a career management site designed for professionals interested in pursuing permanent opportunities (at Women.en-japan.com) and a career-switch service for women (at Employment.en-japan.com/woman).
The company also operates a career-change support service En-Tenshoku (at Employment.en-japan.com), a job site for mid-career professionals in their 30s and 40s (at Mid-tenshoku.com), a temporary recruitment information site (at Haken.en-japan.com), a career site for part-timers (at Hb.en-japan.com) and an IT industry-specific site Careerhack.en-japan.com. The group also offers other recruitment services.
En-Japan has provided career change support to more than 11 million members around the world since its establishment in 1995.