Uniqlo employees may soon be making a lot more weekend plans.

Around 10,000 full-time employees in Uniqlo’s Japan stores will be allowed to work four 10-hour days in exchange for a three-day weekend, parent company Fast Retailing confirmed to Bloomberg.

The trial program, which is being offered to roughly a fifth of the Japanese retail giant’s workforce, is aimed at boosting employee retention. The company told Bloomberg that too many of its in-store workers downgrade to part-time, in order to spend time with families or care for their elderly parents. Read more…

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Uniqlo to test four-day week for store workers in Japan