Five-month labor exports reach 54% of this year's target
VGP - During January-May, Viet Nam sent 59,645 laborers abroad to work under labor contracts, equivalent to 54.2 percent of the initial whole-year target.
The above figure includes 20,585 female workers, making up 35 percent, according to the Department of Overseas Labor under the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs.
During the reviewed period, Japan was the largest manpower importer of Viet Nam with 28,513 persons. It was followed by Chinese Taipei with 26,201 persons, and South Korea with 1,210 persons.
In May alone, 9,700 Vietnamese workers were sent to work abroad, said the Department.
Last year, 142,779 Vietnamese traveled to work abroad, or 158.64 percent of the preset target. Japan was the largest recipient of Vietnamese guest workers as it received more than 67,000 people.
Vietnamese workers are now present in over 40 countries and territories worldwide.
In 2023, the Southeast Asian country targets to send 110,000 workers abroad under labor contracts, focusing on traditional markets and new occupations with higher pay in Europe, said the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs.
Since March 2022, many countries have reopened borders to foreign employees, including those from Viet Nam.
Along with expanding overseas labor markets, improving the quality of Vietnamese workers qualified to work abroad is also the department's focus in 2023 as it would help increase incomes and establish the position of Vietnamese workers in foreign markets./.