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Series of Seminars on Incorporating Foreign Human Resources in the Manufacturing Industry Held in Ten Places Across Japan

August 9, 2019

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) held a series of seminars on hiring foreign human resources with specified skills, targeting companies in the manufacturing industry thinking of hiring such human resources by taking advantage of the new system under the Revised Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act. These seminars will provide opportunities for participants to learn knowledge and know-how necessary for companies to provide a variety of support programs for such human resources.

1. Overview

Regarding the sectors under the jurisdiction of METI, the new system targets three sectors in the manufacturing industry: [i] the machine parts and tooling, [ii] industrial machinery manufacturing, and [iii] electric and electronic information-related sectors, and these sectors have started hiring foreign human resources certified as Category 1 of the Specified Technical Skills under the new system. Against this backdrop, METI held a series of seminars, aiming to help companies thinking about hiring foreign human resources in the manufacturing industry smoothly hire such human resources. These seminars explained to about 500 participants at ten venues across Japan the knowledge and know-how necessary for companies to provide a variety of support programs for such human resources.

Contents of the seminars:

Reference

METI website on policies for hiring foreign human resources in the manufacturing industry:

Note: This website shows the basic governmental policies, field-based operation policies, field-based operation guidelines and materials distributed at explanatory meetings and other information concerning these policies, which have been released by METI.

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