Japanese firms seek more staff

The website japan.vietnamworks.com has nearly 300 job openings, including assistant director, translators, front-end developers and ICT sale managers at Japanese companies operating in the country. The salaries for the positions range from 300 USD to 4,000 USD a month.The CareerLink website has nearly 600 job openings for Japanese companies nationwide.A report from the Navigos Group released recently said that recruitment demand for mid- and high-level personnel for Japanese enterprises last year was mostly in the manufacturing and information technology sectors.The Navigos Group, a leading recruitment company in Vietnam, includes VietnamWorks, an online recruitment portal; Navigos Search, an executive search firm; and PRIMUS, a career platform for senior-level candidates.According to Navigos Search, Japanese companies are facing competition from other foreign companies in attracting and retaining personnel.According to statistics from the Foreign Investment Agency at the Ministry of Planning and Investment, 125 countries and territories had investment projects operating in Vietnam as of December last year.The report forecasts that Japanese companies in the manufacturing sector will continue to have demand for mid- and high-level personnel due to the emergence of new industrial parks and large investments from Japanese manufacturing companies in the country’s northern region in 2018.In the country’s southern region, the recruitment demand for the IT industry and services industry is forecast to grow, according to the report.In the retail sector, mergers and acquisitions continue to occur, especially among large corporations from Japan and Thailand that have invested in Vietnamese businesses that have well-known brands.These deals have opened up new jobs in business… [Read full story]


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