Japanese enterprises want to recruit former Vietnamese trainees

Tuesday, 2019-07-09 17:10:59
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NDO - According to Japan’s Yomiuri newspaper, Japanese enterprises are competing to attract Vietnamese technical interns to return to the country under a new specified skills visa that has been applied since April this year.

In mid-June 2019, Hanshin, an iron and steel labour union (based in Chuo district, Kobe city) held a presentation for the new visa for workers who have experience as trainees in Ho Chi Minh City. Representatives of the union said they wanted Vietnamese trainees to return to Japan.

The union began receiving technical trainees in 2003 and has so far received about 3,000 workers. About 160 young Vietnamese workers participated in this presentation, many of whom expressed their wish to return to Japan to work.

In addition, another union in the construction sector is also implementing a training plan to be able to secure high qualified Vietnamese workers.

However, the problem here is that the schedule of labour reception has not been determined. Of the 14 industries that follow new special skill visa for foreign workers, only 3 occupations have held skills tests, a necessary condition for receiving foreign workers.

By the end of 2018, the total number of foreign technical trainees in Japan was 328,000, of which the number of Vietnamese technical interns accounted for about 50%, surpassing China (24%), the Philippines (9%) and Indonesia (8%).