The new virus outbreak has affected 70% of local firms with 3.5-5 million people laid off or set to have their work hours reduced according to the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.
Ho Chi Minh City has been sending workers abroad under various programmes in recent years, but challenges still exist, especially in training, according to the municipal Department of Labour, Invalid and Social Affairs.
Vietnam now ranks second in the number of employees working in Japan, according to the latest statistics of Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.
Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Dao Ngoc Dung answered questions regarding Vietnamese guest workers unilaterally breaking contracts and seeking other jobs during a question and answer session of the National Assembly Standing Committee in Hanoi on August 15.
VOV.VN - Vietnam sent more than 65,000 guest workers abroad to work under official contracts during the first half of the year, according to the Department of Overseas Labour Management under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA).
The number of Vietnamese guest workers abroad has been rising, hitting 142,860 in 2018, exceeding the yearly target by 30 percent.
Many colleges and universities are offering courses and college-level programmes in foreign languages, culture and academic subjects for students who plan to work abroad.
VOV.VN - Remittances from Vietnamese guest workers hit US$2-US$2.5 billion each year with an annual average growth rate of 6 to 7% between the years 2010 and 2017, according to a report of the National Assembly Committee for Social Affairs.
Legal advice was given to Vietnamese guest workers in the Republic of Korea (RoK) at a meeting with representatives of Vietnamese agencies in Gimhae city on October 28.
The Mekong delta city of Can Tho has seen an increasing number of Vietnamese labourers going to the Republic of Korea as guest workers through joint programmes between the two countries.
VOV.VN - The forecast for the labour export market is positive for the final three months of the year, according to Vietnam Association of Manpower Supply (VAMAS). With a high demand for labour across a variety of different markets, the number of Vietnamese guest workers abroad is set to increase.
VOV.VN - Vietnam has sent more than 102,000 workers, including nearly 37,000 female workers abroad during the first nine months of this year, reaching 92.64% of the target for this year, according to the Overseas Labor Management Department under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA).
Japan has set a target of accepting 10,000 Vietnamese caregivers by the summer of 2020 to address a chronic labour shortage in the nursing sector, according to Kyodo News.
VOV.VN - A welcome ceremony for President Tran Dai Quang, his wife and a high-ranking Vietnamese delegation took place at Haneda International Airport on May 29 with the highest rituals for a head of state.
VOV.VN - The rate of Vietnamese workers who have breached the rules of their work permits and illegally stayed in the Republic of Korea reached nearly 35% by early April, according to the Overseas Labour Management Department under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA).
The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) has set a target to send 110,000 labourers to work abroad in 2018, with 40 percent being women.
VOV.VN - Vietnam had 134,751 guest workers employed abroad last year, exceeding the set target by 28.3% and equivalent to 106.7% of 2016’s figure. 2017 set a record as the fourth consecutive year that Vietnam has had more than 100,000 workers in foreign job markets.
Vietnamese workers in Qatar, where diplomatic tension with Gulf countries is escalating, will be evacuated if the situation becomes complicated, said the Department of Overseas Labour under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.
The Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh aims to send at least 200 workers abroad per year between 2017 and 2020.
VOV.VN - The Trade Union, whose role is protecting the legitimate rights of working citizens, has been pushing to support Vietnamese workers overseas.