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Japan looking to hire 60000 nurses, Kerala nurses stare at huge opportunity in SSW program

A major chunk of the benefits envisaged under the Specified Skilled Workers (SSW) program signed between India and Japan will accrue to nursing professionals in the country. In particular, the state of Kerala will give substantial preference to nursing professionals who want to relocate to Japan to serve as nurses and health professionals in the East Asian developed economy. As per a report published by Mathrubhumi news portal, the state government of Kerala is going to give extra preference to the nursing sector when the SSW program is implemented in the state. As per the same news report, Japan, which has a large ageing population is on the lookout for more than 60000 skilled nursing professionals from other countries.

The Specified Skilled Workers (SSW) agreement was signed between India and Japan at the beginning of this year and apart from nurses Indian residents from other professions including engineers, professionals of IT industry among others. Kerala, which has a mammoth remittances-based economy thanks to crores of Keralites working in different parts of the world, has begun the groundwork to take maximum benefit from the SSW agreement.



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