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Viet Nam’s labor exports see more opportunities

VGP - Viet Nam sent 78,640 workers abroad in the first half of this year, reaching 62.91 percent of the annual plan, according to the Department of Overseas Labor under the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs.

July 09, 2024 10:22 AM GMT+7
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Japan continues to be the leading destination, receiving 40,596 Vietnamese workers, followed by Taiwan  with 27,837 and South Korea with 5,582.

Other markets have also seen an increase in the number of Vietnamese workers, such as China (1,080), Singapore (609), Romania (379), Thailand (295), Macao (204), Saudi Arabia (317), and Hungary (268).

The number of Vietnamese workers working in Japan accounts for up to 50 percent of the total number of workers working abroad every year. In 2023, Viet Nam surpassed China to become the nation with the highest number of labourers working in Japan, with 518,364 people, an increase of 63.6 percent in five years.

The Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs has set a target of sending 125,000 Vietnamese workers abroad this year.

In addition to key traditional markets receiving a large number of Vietnamese workers, new markets are also in demand for Vietnamese workers, such as Romania, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, and Serbia, said deputy head of the Department of Overseas Labor Pham Viet Huong.

Currently, over 600,000 Vietnamese laborers are working at 50 countries and territories.

Since 2010, more than 1.4 million workers have been sent to work abroad. On average, about 120,000-143,000 workers go abroad each year, sending home remittances worth US$4 billion./.