Myanmar Embassy in Tokyo: Over 200 Japanese companies to recruit more than 658 Myanmar workers

More than 200 Japanese companies will employ over 658 Myanmar workers, the Myanmar Embassy in Tokyo, Japan released a statement.
The statement said Myanmar Embassy in Tokyo is screening the demand letters sent by the Ministry of Labour through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a timely manner.
The Myanmar Embassy is verifying, with a labour inspection company, whether the companies and factories recruiting Myanmar workers are legally established or not. The remarks and findings on those verifications will be returned to the Ministry of Labour.
The Myanmar Embassy in Tokyo verified the demand letters between 1 and 15 September 2022 and the notification for 227 job offer letters was released. A total of 227 Japanese companies have planned to recruit 658 Myanmar workers, according to the notification.
On 6 May, the Union Minister for Labour received Mr Watanabe Hideo, chairman of the Japan Myanmar Association (JMA) and discussed matters regarding the status of sending Myanmar skilled workers to Japan under the Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) signed by Myanmar’s Ministry of Labour and Japan’s Ministry of Justice along with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, human resource development of Myanmar and providing necessary assistance for Myanmar’s skilled workers and trained workers in Japan and bilateral cooperation.
Japan stood among the top foreign investors in Myanmar in the past decade. A total of 126 Japanese enterprises have brought in US$1.853 billion into Myanmar as of March 2022 and Japan was ranked ninth place.
Between 1 February 2021 and 30 June 2022, 7,558 Myanmar workers holding overseas worker identification cards were sent to Japan.— TWA/GNLM

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