About 1,000 Bangladeshi aspirant migrant workers seeking to work in Japan as technical inters have enlisted their names in the database with Bangladesh Overseas Employment and Services Limited.
The registration of the Japanese job seekers’ database which began a week ago ended on Monday with online applications, said officials.
BOESL, the state owned recruiting agency, invited applications from workers in prescribed form online to get registered with its database of candidates for Japanese jobs last week.
BOESL general manager Salim Mollah said that the enlistment in the database ended and the agency received about 1000 online applications from the candidates.
‘All applications will be scrutinized to ensure that applicants meet the required conditions,’ he said.
Salim said replying to a question that BOESL has not received any job demand so far. But the database has been prepared so that they could show the host country about the workers, he said.
He claimed said that the BOESL published advertisements in the national daily to invite applications from the qualified candidates.
On February 6, the BOESL requested candidates having proficiency in Japanese and English languages to fill in the JP-2 form posted on the website www.boesl.org.bd and send it online by 8PM on February12.
The candidates should be in the age bracket of 18-30 with the minimum education of Higher Secondary Certificates (GPA-3:00), says the BOESL ad.
The BOESL made it clear that enlistment with the database was no guarantee that the candidates, technical interns in Japanese terms would get jobs in Japan.
Inaugurating labour attaches conference in the capital Sunday, expatriates’ welfare and overseas employment ministry’s acting secretary Nomita Halder said that the ‘technical interns’ would get the opportunity to work in Japan to improve their skills and at the end of the contact period they would return to Bangladesh.
Japan would take the technical interns from Bangladesh under a memorandum of cooperation the two countries signed in Tokyo on January 29.
Nomita expressed the hope that the MoC would widen the opportunities for the technical interns to acquire skills in 77 occupations and 137 select works during their three to five years stay in Japan .
Since Japan faces shortage of workforce in construction, manufacturing, garments, agriculture, food processing and care giving, said Nomita, ‘we would explore how to match our skilled and semi-skilled work-force in Japan.’
In 2016, Japan’s Ministry of Justice adjudged 12,374 Bangladeshi nationals among Japan’s highly skilled manpower.