|Vietnam sends more than 65,000 guest workers abroad in the first half of the year.
Nguyen Gia Liem, deputy director general of the Department of Overseas Labour Management, said the five-month period saw a total of 54,144 workers, 14,268 of whom are female, sent to work abroad, fulfilling 45 per cent of the yearly plan. The country’s aim for the year is to send 120,000 guest workers abroad to work under official contracts.
Japan remained the largest recipient of Vietnamese workers with a total of 28,394 employees, including 8,620 female workers, followed by Chinese Taiwan (20,732), the Republic of Korea (2,890), Romania (714), Saudi Arabia (489), Algeria (229), Malaysia (216), and a number of other markets.
The first half of the year also saw more than 65,000 guest workers dispatched abroad, Liem added.
In recent times, the Ministry has tightened its management of sending Vietnamese migrant workers to major markets such as Japan, Taiwan, the Republic of Korea, and Malaysia.
Moreover, it has been particularly keen to map out plans to negotiate and sign co-operation deals for expansion into new markets which could receive fresh guest workers in the future, he noted.