According to DOLE, under the guidelines on the deployment of foreign workers to Japan in pursuant to the labor cooperation pact signed on March 19, the 'specified skilled workers
' will be deployed under two identified occupational categories: Specified Skilled Worker
I and II.
"We will provide skilled workers
who are graduates of our training and are duly certified to help address their manpower problem and eventually speed up the construction works," he said in a report.
All foreign skilled workers
entering Japan for employment would have to pass the skills examination and the Japanese language test before signing the employment contract with the accepting organisation.
According to the decision, the fee for the transfer permit and the use of skilled workers
from one establishment to another establishment owned by the same owner or partner, as well as transfer fee and the use of skilled worker
from one establishment to another, decreased by 50 percent.
Apart from Cambodia, Japan plans to welcome 345,150 additional skilled workers
from Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar and Nepal within the first five years.
As defined in the agreement, specified skilled workers
are those who possess certain expertise and skills, and granted the status of residence of 'specified skilled worker
,' by the government of Japan.
Without the availability of the necessary supply of skilled workers
, Tutay said some construction firms may eventually be forced to tap unskilled or untrained workers.
However, Qatar formally offered 100,000 job visas to Pakistanis when Nawaz Sharif met Qatari leadership in February 2016.But when our current Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi met his counterpart from Qatar in New York last September, the former offered 100,000 job visas to semi-skilled and skilled workers
"This includes sectors which are reliant on EU workers plugging gaps in the UK workforce, like construction, as well as sectors which are growing at a faster rate than we are training skilled workers
, like tech.
'When we increase our skilled workers
, we will attract investors with high skilled jobs and this will reduce the need for unskilled foreign workers,' he said.
In the meeting, Foreign Minister of Qatar offered 100,000 jobs for skilled and semi skilled workers
He said due to swift change in technology and innovation techniques, the furniture industry in Pakistan is in dire need of the skilled workers
and professional designers.