The government of Japan is going to hire thousands of IT professionals from different specializations from Pakistan in the coming years.
According to the sources, it has been learned that the Japanese government is planning to recruit thousands of IT professionals from Pakistan mainly from the fields of programming, data science, Artificial Intelligence, cloud computing, etc. in the future.
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Recently, representatives from the Japan International Corporation Agency (JICA) met officials from the Ministry of Overseas and Human Resources Development, the Pakistan Association of Software Houses for IT and ITES and the owners of software houses in this regard in order to inform them of their future employment plans.
Moreover, Pakistanis need to learn skills and learn basic Japanese to be able to get lucrative jobs in Japan.
Through JICA, the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development will accordingly assist them in the dealing out of visas. Mainly, some companies may reserve the travel and accommodation expenses of experienced professionals.
According to the experts in the IT industry, Pakistan could export programming experts to the Japanese market as Japan has a shortage of professionals in the field of data science and AI.
They added that boot camps should be designed by the Pakistani government for as long as 6 months to a year in different cities and universities in collaboration with the local IT industry to work on exporting skilled manpower.
Whereas, Bangladesh’s IT professionals could fill this gap if Pakistan can export IT professionals to Japan in the required fields. However, professionals from Pakistan are one of the priorities of the Government of Japan. They aim to maintain diversity in their culture as the existence of Indian companies and professionals are already highly dominant.
Moreover, the Overseas Employment Corporation (OEC) has also recently started to advertise jobs for employing different professionalists.