Number of Vietnamese labourers going to work abroad increases rapidly

Monday, 04/07/2022 15:51
After foreign labour markets began to reopen, the number of Vietnamese workers going to work abroad also began to increase rapidly, the Department of Overseas Labourer Management under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs has reported.
 Vietnamese labourers sent to work in Japan (Photo: TNO)

Specifically, as of June, Vietnam sent about 51,677 labourers abroad, reaching about 60% of the year’s plan, including about 32,053 labourers sent to Japan, 15,633 sent to Taiwan (China) and 1,209 to the Republic of Korea (RoK).

Currently, some markets are gradually loosening entry regulations for Vietnamese workers. For example, in the Japanese market, Vietnamese workers only need to receive 3 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to be able to start work.

Recently, the RoK Government also announced that Vietnam is not on the list of countries that need to strengthen quarantine. Currently, people entering from Vietnam can continue to apply the regulations on exempting medical isolation for 7 days if they have had enough basic doses of COVID-19 vaccine.

Along with that, in order to expand the labour market, the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs signed with the Australian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade a Memorandum of Understanding on supporting Vietnamese citizens to participate in the agricultural worker program in Australia.

Vietnam and Malaysia have also signed a memorandum of understanding on recruitment, employment and labour repatriation between the two countries, continuing to pilot the implementation of sending workers to the Republic of Korea to work seasonally in the form of cooperation between localities./.

Compiled by BTA