85,000 non-regular employees to lose work during second half of fiscal 2008

The number of non-regular employees to have their employment terminated during the current half of the financial year is expected to surpass 85,000, a government survey has found.

The figure, announced by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare on Friday, is about 2.8 times higher than the figure of 30,067 that was announced on Nov. 28 after an initial survey.