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The larger the family, the higher expenses are. We believe that making employees feel secure will help increase their motivation to work.


A spokesperson for Kobe-based Kenmin Foods Co, which gave its staff an allowance, the amount of which was determined by the size of the employee’s household. With the prices of daily commodities surging in Japan, a growing number of companies are paying inflation allowances to employees to support their daily lives.

© Yomiuri Shimbun

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How about increasing their salary instead of one off allowance?

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I thought allowances like this, called "teate", were already widespread at old-fashioned companies.

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