En-Japan, Line partner to launch job board

13 Apr 2018

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.


Tariq Ahmed Saeedi

Tariq Ahmed Saeedi writes stories on sharing economies in Asia – particularly Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam, Korea, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Iran. He joined the AIM Group in January 2016. Tariq is also a spotter, monitoring global marketplace industry’s updates. He carries more than 15 years of writing experience. Tariq frequently contributes economic/tech news and analysis to a daily The News International and a magazine. He has also written features and interview articles for various other publications and some of his write-ups have been cited for references in reports by the World Bank and archived in Florida Institute of Technology’s library. Tariq has also narrated corporate website content for Audi importer in Pakistan and others. He started his career from a television’s current affairs department in 2003 and later joined the country’s premier news agency Pakistan Press International.