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Mitsui O.S.K.Lines: MOL Concludes MoU to Revitalize Regional Industries by Utilizing Overseas Personnel in Oarai-machi, Ibaraki Prefecture

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Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Takeshi Hashimoto) today announced that it has concluded a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on revitalizing regional industries in Oarai-machi, Ibaraki Prefecture, by drawing upon the capabilities of overseas personnel. At a ceremony on August 25, MOL Executive Officer Tsunemichi Mukai exchanged the memorandum with Oarai-machi Mayor Yutaka Kunii.

Oarai-machi is a calling port of MOL group companies MOL Ferry Co., Ltd. and Mitsui O.S.K. Passenger Line, Ltd and the town will cooperate with an MOL-established global human resources consulting company, MM EMPOWER CORP. (Note 1), under the theme “Develop community together” set out in Oarai-machi’s sixth comprehensive plan. In consideration of the labor shortage faced by Japan’s domestic industries, MOL will support Oarai-machi in its plan to regionalize its industries and achieving ongoing growth and a multicultural society with highly skilled overseas personnel as a new driving force for regional industries.

MOL sets “Safety & Value -Provide added value through safe transportation and our social infrastructure business-” and “Human & Community -Contributing to the growth and development of people and communities-” as “Sustainability Issues (Materiality)”, with the aim of providing added value by creating services that meet society’s needs and promoting success and co-existence not only among MOL Group employees, but also among everyone involved in MOL Group businesses. It will connect workers across borders with companies that accept them and contribute to sustainable growth and development of the nation and society.

MM EMPOWER CORP. is a global human resources consulting company established by MOL and Magsaysay Group in the Philippines. In response to a labor shortage in Japan’s domestic industries and a diversifying society, the company offers services from thoroughly tracking the need for overseas human resources and customization and operation of local training and education programs to dispatching trained personnel and providing aftercare services with the goal of offering stress-free services from customers’ viewpoints.

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