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Japan's Persol to place foreign workers with 'specified skills' visas

Temp agency to start with more than 100 Asian nursing workers

A caretaker from Philippines works at a nursing home in Osaka. (Photo by Hirofumi Yamamoto)

TOKYO -- Japanese temporary placement agency Persol Holdings will start a foreign labor staffing service to meet growing demand for workers with "specified skills" visas.

After COVID-19 entry restrictions are eased, Persol plans to welcome more than 100 nursing care workers from Asia. It also aims to place 3,000 people a year by 2024, expanding into the food service sector and food processing industries.

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