Japan’s hamburger chain operator to recruit 350 Vietnamese students

Japan’s MOS Food Services Inc. on October 15 announced that it will train 350 Vietnamese students over four years so that they can work at its MOS Burger stores across the country.

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A MOS Burger store in Japan (Photo: thetraveltester.com)

The Japanese fast-food restaurant chain operator said it will partner with Vietnam’s Da Nang Vocational Tourism College to launch a training programme titled “Betonamu Kazoku” (Vietnam Family).

It will also include Japanese language courses to obtain the new skills-based visa system introduced in April under the restaurant industry category.

Graduates will be employed for up to five years at MOS Burger restaurants and other stores operated by the company under the same conditions as Japanese full-time regular employees.

MOS Food plans to expand into the Vietnamese market in 2020. Programme alumni who have worked in Japan may be offered continued employment at Vietnamese outlets.

The first round of skill tests for Japan’s new types of working visas will take place overseas for the first time in the Philippines this November. The tests are set to be held in Vietnam so that the country could send students to work in Japan in 2020.

Japan’s new visa system will be applicable to 14 industrial fields and job categories, which is expected to attract more foreign workers and reduce the country’s severe labour shortage over the years.

VNA