Due to a labor shortage, Poland is currently considering hiring Filipino workers. Right now, it is reported that Poland is forging an agreement with Philippines authorities so that Filipino workers may able to work in the said European country. According to Deputy Labor Minister Stanislaw Szwed, they are hoping to have an agreement with the Philippines by September this year.
The country is particularly looking to attract qualified workers in the Information Technology (IT), medical and construction sectors. According to some analyst, the country will be short for at least four million workers by 2030 and this is already hurting the economy.
The labor shortage in Poland is due to the continued emigration of its own workforce to other European Countries.
He added that Poland and the Philippines shared many cultural values because both are Roman Catholic Countries.
Currently, Poland depends on its neighbor Ukraine to fill the gap in the employment.
Meanwhile, Japan is also facing a labor shortage and plans to accept more foreign workers to lessen the effect on the economy. Aside from this, the country is considering a major policy change for its non-Japanese workers.
With this Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe instructed Cabinet ministers to make amendments for Japan to accept more foreign workers by offering a new residential status starting April next year.
Currently, only foreign nationals working in the sector of education, business management, law and health care are the only one given with residential status.
As of October 2017, foreign workers in Japan reached 1.28 million. China takes the largest part or about 30 percent followed by Vietnam, Philippines, and Brazil.
Currently, Japan is hiring Filipino nurses and caregivers to look and care for the aging population of the country.