According to the Labor Ministry, Japan is opening14 job opportunities for foreign workers as the country is experiencing a shortage of skilled personnel.
According to permanent Labor Secretary Suthi Sukosol, they have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) with four Japanese agencies.
These are—the Justice Ministry, Foreign Ministry, Public Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry, and the National Police Office.
The MoC is an agreement for supplying skilled workers to Japan.
The Labor Ministry added that Thai workers who have completed the prerequisite occupational training program in Japan would be given priority.
The first part of the MoC highlights the need for Thai skilled workers in the following work categories: nursing, construction industry, building cleaning, and agriculture.
Aside from the aforementioned, Japan is also in need of workers for:
- machinery parts and industrial equipment production
- the machine industry
- information technology
- car repair and maintenance
- fisheries and aquaculture
- food and beverage production
Suchart Pornchaiwisetkul, the Department of Employment’s director-general, said that Japan is looking for Thailand to import skilled workers in the above-mentioned fields once the pandemic subsides.
The director-general attributed the demand for foreign workers to Japan’s goal of prospering economic growth.
The minister counselor for the Office of Labor Affairs at the Thai Embassy in Tokyo, Saichon Akanitvong, said that about 60,000 to 70,000 Thai workers are expected to be sent to Japan over the next five years.
Thailand, on the other hand, offered the same courtesy, allowing Japanese investors and businessmen to be the first group to have access to the country once travel restrictions are lifted on July 1st.
Source: Bangkok Post