Vietnam targets sending 90,000 Vietnamese workers abroad

Tuesday, 21/06/2022 16:07
So far, many countries and territories have received back foreign workers, including Vietnamese workers, helping Vietnam be able to achieve the goal of sending 90,000 labourers this year, the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) has reported.
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In 2020 and 2021, businesses recruited more than 80,000 workers to the Japanese market (60,000 people), Taiwan (China) (about 13,000 people), the Republic of Korea (7,000 people) and some other markets.

Due to the prolonged impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, many workers had been recruited, trained and gone through procedures to work abroad, but were unable to leave the country.

Previously, from 2015 to 2019, the number of Vietnamese workers going to work abroad always recorded positive growth each year. This number reached 152,000 people in 2019.

According to Mr. Nguyen Gia Liem, Deputy Head of the Overseas Labourer Management Department, Vietnam, like most other countries, has made a change in policy to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic in order to restore the economy through the promotion of production, business and service activities. Therefore, the demand for labour will increase. This is a favourable opportunity to increase sending Vietnamese workers to work in these markets.

The department’s statistics showed that from the beginning of the year to June 15, 2022, the number of Vietnamese workers going to work abroad under contracts reached 51,677 people.

Besides, along with traditional markets, the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs will continue to promote the signing of agreements on labour cooperation with other countries to expand the overseas labour market, including Germany, Russia, Israel and some other European markets./.

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