Inside the first 7-Eleven convenience store in Ho Chi Minh city (Photo: kenh14.vn)Tokyo (VNA) – Japan’s convenience store chain7-Eleven plans to recruit 10-20 Vietnamese interns to work at its stores inJapan starting in mid-2018, reported Japanese newspaper Nikkei.The giant retailer said it has established partnership withsix Vietnamese universities to select candidates among their students,including the University of Languages and International Studies in Hanoi.Selected students who should be fluent in spoken Japanese,will be sent to Japan for one year to study and work for 7-Eleven stores inTokyo.The interns will be trained in store management skills, and givenchances to visit factories that make products for 7-Eleven stores.7-Eleven will also collaborate with Ohara Gakuen, aTokyo-based college, to offer bookkeeping courses in Japanese in Vietnamtargeting potential interns.The group has approximately 20,000 convenience stores acrossJapan, with 6.5 percent of its workforce, or 24,000, being foreigners as ofAugust, 2017. Vietnamese make up about a fifth of these foreign workers.7-Eleven opened its first store in Vietnam last June.-VNA
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