More than 56,800 laborers sent abroad in seven months
VGP - Viet Nam sent 56,863 workers, including 21,238 females, abroad to work under labor contracts over the last seven months of 2022, equivalent to 63.2 percent of this year's plan.
The Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) reported that Japan, Taiwan and the Republic of Korea (RoK) remained the largest recipients of Vietnamese laborers during the reviewed period.
This year, the nation expects to see a total of 90,000 laborers depart for work overseas, which is feasible, the ministry noted.
Due to COVID-19 impacts, last year, Viet Nam accomplished only 50 percent of its yearly target in labor export with 45,058 workers sent abroad.
Thanks to wide-scale vaccination against COVID-19 and the changes in pandemic control strategies towards adapting to the pandemic, many countries have opened their doors for foreign workers, including those from Viet Nam.
In Europe, nine countries including Poland, Lithuania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Cyprus Republic, Turkey, Slovakia, Belarus and Portugal have accepted workers from Viet Nam.
Besides traditional markets such as Japan, the RoK and Taiwan, the ministry has tried to make inroad into promising markets like Germany, Russia, Australia and Israel.
During the January-July phase, the MOLISA completed the negotiation with Israel's functional agencies over a labor cooperation agreement, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) under the Australian Agriculture Visa Program and reached an agreement on labor recruitment between Viet Nam and Thailand./.