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2023-11-07 07:59:38 BdST

Recruit more skilled workers from Bangladesh, urges envoy

Ambassador of Bangladesh to Japan Shahabuddin Ahmed has urged Japan's manpower recruiting companies and agencies to recruit more skilled workers from Bangladesh. 

He made the call while speaking at a seminar on Human Resources of Bangladesh held in Tokyo on Monday (6 Nov).

Bangladesh Embassy in Tokyo in collaboration with Japan International Trainee and Skilled Worker Cooperation Organization (JITCO) organised a seminar on ‘Bangladesh: A Highly Potential Source Country of Skilled Human Resources for Japan’at Toshi Kaikanin Tokyo. 

Ambassador Shahabuddin Ahmed in his welcome speech thanked the Japan Government for elevating the diplomatic relations between Bangladesh and Japan to “Strategic Partnership”. 

He also mentioned that along with diversified economic sectors’ cooperation, now is the time to focus on the Human Resources as Bangladesh has a huge pool of skilled manpower that can be sent for overseas employment while Japan has a growing demand of foreign workers. 

Nearly 300 participants from Japanese companies and manpower recruiting organisations, and the sending organisations of Bangladesh were present at the event. 

First Secretary (Labour) of the Embassy Md. Zoynal Abedin gave a presentation on ‘Bangladesh-A Highly Potential Source Country of Skilled Human Resources for Japan’ focusing on why and how Bangladesh can be the most potential source country of skilled human resources for Japan. 

He mentioned the initiatives taken by Bangladesh government to train the youths for employment in line with the demand of the Japanese companies and industries. 

Senior Vice President of JITCO Ambassador Shigeo Matsutomialso made a presentation on ‘Global Labor Market and Diversification of Foreign Human Resources’. 

Later some success stories of Bangladeshi workers in Japan were screened before the audience. Three Japanese guests shared their positive experience about Bangladeshi workers. 

The seminar was followed by a four-hour long interaction and matching program between Supervising Organisations of Japan and Sending Organisations of Bangladesh. Forty Five (45) sending organisations from Bangladesh and around 120 Supervising organisations of Japan took part in the event. 

It is expected by both sides that some agreements between them will be signed as an outcome of this matching event, and it will be a milestone in expanding Bangladeshi labour market in Japan. The seminar and matching program were attended by Bangladesh embassy and JITCO officials. 

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