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VN, Korea sign MoU on Vietnamese workers

Update: April, 15/2015 - 13:18
Workers receive health check before going to work in the Republic of South Korea. — Photo vietnamplus.vn

HA NOI (VNS) — About 2,900 Vietnamese workers will receive licences to work in the Republic of Korea, according to a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed recently.

The MoU was signed by the minister of labour, invalids and social affairs of Viet Nam and the minister of employment and labour of South Korea.

Under the framework of the MoU, Korea will allow Viet Nam to submit 5,400 workers' files, from which 2,900 workers will be selected to work in the fields of manufacturing, construction and agriculture in South Korea in 2015.

The MoU targets workers who cleared the Korean language exams held in December 2011, May and August 2012, and March 2014, but were not selected by Korean employers.

The selected workers can also include those workers who returned to the home country on schedule and cleared one of the Korean language exams organised after December 2011, but were not employed again by Korean employers.

The Korean side will start receiving the workers' files from April 10, for three months and 10 days. The files will be valid for one year.

This is the second MoU to be signed between Viet Nam and South Korea, after the first MoU lapsed at the end of 2014. The MoU shows Viet Nam's efforts to implement measures to reduce the number of illegal workers going to South Korea, and its acknowledgment by the Korean government.

Workers can contact the provincial departments of labour, invalids and social affairs in their place of residence or the Overseas Labour Centre for more details and instructions. — VNS


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