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First quarter sees increase in Vietnamese overseas workers

Update: April, 02/2015 - 16:19
Vietnamese labourers complete the necessary procedures to go abroad for work. More than 25,000 Vietnamese labourers worked overseas in the first quarter of the year. — VNA/VNS Photo

HA NOI (VNS) — More than 25,000 Vietnamese labourers, including 7,733 women, worked overseas in the first quarter of the year, a 10.7 per cent increase compared with the same period last year.

This was revealed by the department of overseas labour (DOLAB) under the labour, war invalids and social affairs ministry.

In March, only about 8,560 labourers went abroad for work. Of them, more than 2,500 were women.

Nearly 6,000 Vietnamese workers are working in Taiwan, including 1,678 women, while 1,618 Vietnamese workers, including 563 women, are working in Japan. As many as 262 workers, including 20 women, went to South Korea, and 328 workers, including 210 women, went to Malaysia. Many Vietnamese labourers work in the Middle East countries.

During the first quarter, Taiwan received the maximum number -- more than 16,800 -- of Vietnamese labourers, comprising more than 65 per cent of the total number of Vietnamese overseas workers. -- VNS

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