From 14th March to 17th March 2017, the Viet Nam Institute for Economic and Policy Research (VEPR) conducted fieldtrip studies to investigate and collect information to develop human resource exchange activities between Viet Nam – Japan with the trainees returned back after Trainee Programs.
The project is part of the project “Enhancing human resources exchange between Viet Nam and Japan with the trainees returned back after Trainee Programs” chaired by Viet Nam Institute for Economic and Policy Research (VEPR) and under the support of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
Participating the project are Pham Van Long,the micro-economics researcher of VEPR ; Le Vu Tuan, the project officer of Viet Nam – Japan Productivity Promotion Inititative (VJPP) and the research assistant Le Minh Hien.
On this field trip, the researcher team visited Japanese companies in Hai Duong province to learn about human resources inside the companies and labor demand in the future and especially to care about trainees who returned from Japan after Trainee Program.
On the first day, the research team met three companies with 100% investment from Japan are Marujyu Vietnam Co., Ltd.; Hamoi Maruito Co., Ltd.; Drilube Vietnam Co., Ltd. These companies are small companies, not many workers so these companies do not have difficulty in recruitment.
On the second day, the research team met 03 Japanese-invested companies, they are Nissho Vietnam Limited Company, Minato Rubber Vietnam Limited Company,
Hashima Vietnam Limited Company. Representatives of Nissho Vietnam Litmited Company said that the company had a policy of the prioritizing recruitment of skilled trainees who returned back from Japan.
On the third day, the research team met 03 companies. They are Fujigen Vietnam Limited Company, Sumiriko Vietnam Limited Company, T.Rad Vietnam Limited Company.
On the last day, the research team met four companies. They are Eidai Vietnam Company, Yokowo Vietnam Company, CS Plastic Vietnam Company and Gunze Company. According to the representative of Eidai Vietnam, the Vietnamese Trainees Program is a a good program. Worker can accumulated a lot of work experience as well as the foreign language after 3 years studying and working in Japan.
The field trip provided the information on the situation and labor demand of Japanese enterprises in Ha Nam. These are the valuable information and data for the team to complete the deploying plane successfully. In the coming time, the research team is going to survey more Japanese companies such as Honda Lock, Nippon Thermostat Vietnam, Kuwana, Meitoku Engineering, Shikoku, Hiroshima, Ishiaki, etc. to get the whole picture.