RoK - Vietnam's potential labor export market

Monday, 06/02/2023 16:18
The Republic of Korea (RoK) is a key labor export market of Vietnam. After the COVID-19 pandemic was gradually brought under control, the promotion of cooperation and labor entry was promoted by both Vietnamese and Korean relevant units.
Vietnamese workers carry out immigration procedures at Incheon Airport, RoK. (Photo: VNA)

The announcement of the Korean Ministry of Labor and Employment said that in 2023, the country plans to hire about 110,000 migrant workers to work in industrial and agricultural production facilities. However, information from the relevant industry said that the actual need to recruit workers is much higher to maintain the operation of businesses.

Accordingly, relevant Vietnamese departments since mid-2022 have actively implemented training and support to accelerate the number of workers allowed to enter the RoK. In addition to continuing to promote the increase in the number of laborers under the Employment Permit System (EPS) program, Vietnamese authorities have continued to discuss with Korean relevant agencies to ease the conditions for laborers in shipbuilding soon to enter the RoK; promoted cooperation with the Association of Fisheries and domestic enterprises to well protect the legitimate rights and interests of fishing boat crew members as well as promotion of connection and support for localities in the country to send laborers to the RoK under the seasonal labor program. In 2022, according to the EPS program, Vietnam had nearly 9,000 migrant workers out of RoK’s total target of 70,000 for 16 sending countries.

Mr. Pham Minh Duc, Head of EPS Office in Korea, said that in 2023, the RoK announced the target of licensing 110,000 workers for 16 countries. Vietnam aims to bring 10,000 workers to the RoK.

During the first entry round after the Lunar New Year 2023, the Overseas Labor Center sent 138 workers to the RoK; organized 2 orientation training courses for 800 employees, received records of nearly 6,000 workers who passed the Korean language tests, and checked and introduced them to Korean employers./.

Compiled by BTA