SABANGAN, Mountain Province – Top executives of three Japanese firms are set to arrive in the province on May 26, 2022 to assess and evaluate the qualifications of applicants under the Join Us for Progress (JUP) Jobs, Jobs, Jobs program for their possible deployment for work in Japan.
The representatives of the Japanese companies who will be visiting the province include Daisuke Kuroki of D-Craft Co. Ltd., Masaya Honda of Sunrise Co. Lt. and Katsunori Shinukawa of Shinukawa Corporation.
The Japanese company officials will be looking into the credentials of the applicants wanting to work with them for a certain period of time under the program which has been a long time advocacy of the Dominguez family in coordination with the Manila-based Philippine Human Resource Global Information Center (PHGIC) which has established linkages with numerous Japanese companies needing skilled Filipino workers.
Earlier, five farmers from the different parts of the province already met with their prospective Japanese employers in Manila last month as part of the ongoing establishment of direct linkages between their employers and the skilled workers while they are completing their Nihongo language training.
For the past 3 years, the Dominguez family and the PHGIC had been deploying dozens of caregivers to Japan before they expanded to other skills which are available in the province considering the presence of training facilities provided by the provincial training center of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).
Under the program, qualified residents will be issued a technical intern training visa for 3 years with an extension of 2 years after which they will be issued a specified skills visa for another 5 years that makes the workers qualified to stay in Japan for a maximum of 10 years.
Among the sectors that need qualified workers from the country include farming, the various fields of construction, auto-mechanic, caregiving, among other related skills, to help in providing opportunities for individuals to earn decent income.
There are more than 60 of the initial 80 that attended the jobs fair last month who submitted the necessary documents with the company which are being evaluated and assessed while they will be undergoing the required Japanese language training for them to easily hurdle the interviews of their prospective Japanese employers.
PHGIC plans to go back to the province to conduct similar job fairs in strategic areas to get more individuals to apply for the available job opportunities in Japan.
The Dominguez family had been quietly supporting this program and more than 50 individuals who had been employed in Japan have been beneficiaries.