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Over 85,200 Vietnamese laborers sent to work abroad in 7 months

VGP - Viet Nam sent 85,224 workers abroad under labor contracts in the first seven months of this year, equivalent to 77.47 percent of the year’s target, reported the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA).

Posts Thuy Dung

August 03, 2023 10:18 PM GMT+7
Over 85,200 Vietnamese laborers sent to work abroad in 7 months  - Ảnh 1.

The above figure includes 29,712 female workers, who made up nearly 35 percent. 

During the reviewed period, Japan was the largest manpower importer of Viet Nam with 41,139, guest workers followed by Taiwan (36,956); South Korea (1,799); China (1,024); Hungary (802); Singapore (800); Romania (537).

On July 28, a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in basic legal framework was inked between the MoLISA's Department of Overseas Labor Management and Japan's Wakayama prefecture regarding the reception of Vietnamese workers for employment in Japan.

Due to the shortage of workforce, Wakayama has advocated enhancing training and reception of Vietnamese apprentices and workers with specific skills, and engineers for internships and employment in Japan.

Also in July 2023, JHL Viet Nam Group and Nozomi Japan signed a contract to deploy the Japanese standardized E-learning training program for medical caregivers in Viet Nam, opening up the opportunities for Viet Nam to send workers to Japan to care for the elderly in future.

On April 27, 2022, the Government issued Resolution No. 59/NQ-CP on continuing the pilot implementation of sending Vietnamese workers to work seasonally in South Korea in the form of cooperation between regions of the two countries. The implementation period started on January 1, 2022, and lasts five years./.