Japan eyes 50k ASEAN workers in an aggressive hiring plan

SOUTHEAST ASIA: Over the next five years, Japan is planning to recruit talents and conduct briefing sessions or online internships for 50,000 Southeast Asian workers in various industries, including digital technology.

The Japanese government aims to increase its companies’ competitiveness by supporting their external hiring activities. The move is a reaction to China and other countries that have also been actively recruiting talented workers from the members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.


Japanese Minister Economy, Trade and Industry Hagiuda Koichi is set to announce the plan while touring Indonesia, Singapore, and Thailand this month.


There are also plans to encourage Japanese companies to share information to avoid risks and cushion the impact of supply chain disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.


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