HUNG YEN (VNS)— An additional 180 Vietnamese nurses and orderlies will be able to work in Japan in 2015, according to officials at the Department of Overseas Labour.
Before going to Japan, nursing candidates will take a free-of-charge Japanese language course for 12 months, which began yesterday in the northern province of Hung Yen yesterday.
After the course, they must take a Japanese language examination, and those who pass will be sent to work in Japan in 3 to 4 years. A nurse will be paid some 130,000-140,000 yen per month, while salaries paid for orderlies range between 140,000-150,000 yen per month.
Under the Viet Nam-Japan co-operation agreement, 150 candidates were recruited last year. Having passed their language classes, they will be assigned to hospitals and healthcare centres in Japan next February.—VNS