|Laborers go to work in the Republic of Korea (Photo: Colab)
According to the Department of Overseas Labor Management under the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, in the first 11 months of 2022 the total number of Vietnamese laborers going to work abroad was 122,004 people, reaching 135.56% of the year’s plan.
This number underscores a breakthrough in the field of sending Vietnamese workers to work abroad under contracts, after the difficulties of the past two years due to the heavy impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Japan has been the labor receiving market that attracts the largest number of Vietnamese laborers, with 60,105 laborers, followed by the markets of Taiwan (China) with 53,883 laborers, the Republic of Korea with 1,732 laborers, and Singapore with 1,663 laborers.
Previously, Vietnam targeted to send 90,000 laborers to work abroad this year.
Since March, diverse labor markets of many countries have reopened to foreign employees, including Vietnamese.
From August 2021 to August 2022, the Singapore Ministry of Manpower piloted the acceptance of Vietnamese workers working in the construction, shipping and processing industries in the form of a Work Permit visa.
In March 2022, the Vietnamese Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of Australia and the Government of the Vietnam on supporting Vietnamese people participating in the Australian Agricultural Labor Program.
It is expected that the program will receive about 1,000 Vietnamese laborers to work in the agricultural sector in Australia each year. So far, this is the first Memorandum of Understanding that Australia has signed with countries sending workers to Australia under this agricultural visa program.
It will create a legal framework and facilitate Vietnamese citizens to easily enter Australia to work in the agricultural sector.
This year, a Memorandum of Understanding on recruitment, employment and labor repatriation between the Government of Vietnam and the Government of Malaysia was also signed. This was the continuation of the first Memorandum of Understanding on recruitment of Vietnamese workers between the two countries signed in December 2003 and signed for the second time in August 2015. Since then, more than 100,000 Vietnamese laborers have come to work in Malaysia.
Currently, there are about 10,000 Vietnamese workers working in Malaysia, mainly in the manufacturing, construction, and service sectors./.