The number reaches 75.16% of this year’s plan, according to the Overseas Labour Management Department under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.
Taiwan was the largest employer with 39,746 Vietnamese guest workers, followed by Japan with 31,225.
In August alone, 9,989 workers, including 3,448 females went to work abroad, 5,881 of whom went to Taiwan and 3,482 to Japan.
Other countries like Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Algeria, and Turkey received Vietnamese workers but just a few. Particularly, the Republic of Korea, as the traditional employer, only received 153 Vietnamese workers.