On August 13, Adecco Ltd., a major recruitment company, announced that its website “Spring Professional” will assist Japanese companies in recruiting IT engineers from Bangladesh, in partnership with BJIT Inc., which is engaged in the country’s offshore development. They aim to send 20 Bangladeshi engineers to Japan within one year.
In Japan, demand for IT engineers has been increasing in recent years. According to the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, the effective job offer ratio of “information processing and communication technicians” in 2017 is 2.48 times, a 1.10 point increase over the past five years.
The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry estimates that approximately 590,000 IT engineers will be required by 2030, and there is concern that this shortage will be a hindrance to the growth of Japanese companies.
On the other hand, Bangladesh is one of the Next Eleven, which consists of emerging countries following BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa). The Bangladesh government decided upon a policy of “Digital Bangladesh” to implement a comprehensive IT system in all sectors, taking the initiative to train skilled IT personnel. The efforts have surely helped many IT engineers to achieve a high level of technical proficiency.
“Spring Professional” will support the growth of Japanese companies by sending these skilled IT technicians from Bangladesh to Japan and thus eliminate the shortage of IT engineers.
In Japan, demand for engineers from Bangladesh and other countries continues to rise, and there is a wide range of job opportunities at major companies and start-ups.
If you hope to find a job or advance your career in Japan, a high level of IT skills will definitely give you a great opportunity.