On January 29th, Apptli Inc., a staffing company that operates the job information website Hataraku Dottto Komu that focuses on seasonal resort work with lodging, released the results of its survey on the number of working holiday visa holders who were dispatched to various holiday resorts in Japan through their service.
According to the survey, the number of working holiday visa holders who were dispatched to holiday resorts through Apptli Inc. increased about 2.2% over the last two years, with 168 in 2016, but jumping to 312 in 2017 and increasing yet again to 371 in 2018.
Apptli Inc. explains there are two points to the reasons for this growth. The first being that more and more foreign workers are interested in holiday resort jobs, and secondly many hotels and ryokans have been taking a proactive stance towards hiring foreign workers due to the increase in foreign visitors to Japan.
In 2018, the number of foreign visitors to Japan broke the 30 million mark and the Japanese government has set its sights on increasing the number to 40 million by 2020, so the number of foreign visitors to Japan is expected to increase even more throughout Japan.
The new visa residence statuses for work starting in April 2019 includes lodging and hospitality to accommodate this growing demand in the tourism industry, and there will be greater opportunities for foreign workers who are willing to help welcoming foreign tourists to Japan.
Working at a holiday resort tends to be one of the most popular jobs among Japanese university students too, because of the unique experience of the job and the exciting locations. Those interested in working at famous Japanese resort spots in Okinawa or Hokkaido – why don’t you seize the opportunity and apply to work at one?