Japanese company helps Vietnamese job seekers navigate pandemic hinh anh 1GoWell Director Hidekazu Matsuda interviewed by the Vietnam News Agency (Source: VNA)
Tokyo (VNA) – Many Vietnamese people in Japan, especially the graduates of Japanese universities, have received timely and effective assistance from a local employment service company over the two years of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Founded in 2010, GoWell is one of the prestigious suppliers of Asian workers for local businesses. Most of its job applicants were previously from Thailand, Myanmar, and China. Since the pandemic broke out, the number of Vietnamese coming to this firm to look for help has surged to about 1,900, accounting for 60 percent of the job applications sent to it.

GoWell Director Hidekazu Matsuda told the Vietnam News Agency that after learning about many Vietnamese people in Japan losing their jobs and a large number of graduates unable to seek employment as local businesses had to scale down operations, his company decided to offer maximum assistance to connect the businesses in need of workers with Vietnamese job seekers.

For the past nearly two years, GoWell has successfully helped more than 50 Vietnamese people become official employees of enterprises in Japan, he went on, noting that though this figure remains modest compared to the applicants, it is still impressive amid difficulties facing the Japanese economy.

Matsuda added understanding the hardships faced by Vietnamese job seekers, his company has collected brokerage fees only from employers, not the seekers.

Vu Van Hoa from Hanoi said he used to encounter numerous job seeking difficulties after graduating from Tokyo Fuji University in April 2020, when the pandemic was ravaging. Thanks to support from GoWell, he has been officially employed by the Tokyo-based City Computer company with a monthly income of about 2,500 USD.

GoWell has not only shown its professionalism but also paid attention to working conditions and treatment for employees to introduce suitable employers to job seekers, thus helping him quickly integrate into City Computer and bring into play his capacity, Hoa said.

As the Japanese Government is gradually easing anti-pandemic measures and accelerating economic recovery, the recruitment demand of Japanese companies will increase from the second quarter of 2022, according to Matsuda.

His company will strive to give maximum support to help Asian people, especially those from Southeast Asia, including Vietnam, to find suitable jobs, which he said will also contribute to post-pandemic recovery of Japanese enterprises./.