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More than 33,000 Vietnamese labourers sent abroad in 2016

Update: May, 06/2016 - 11:37
Over 33,600 Vietnamese labourers have been sent to work abroad in the first four months of this year, including more than 12,800 women.— Illustrative Image laodong.com.vn

HÀ NỘI – Over 33,600 Vietnamese labourers have been sent to work abroad in the first four months of this year, including more than 12,800 women.

The number has been announced by the Department of Overseas Labour under the Ministry of Labour, Invalid, and Social Affairs.

The department said only in April, there were nearly 10,500 Vietnamese labourers sent to work abroad. Taiwan was the market receiving the highest number of Vietnamese labourers with about 4,990 people, second was Japan with nearly 3,350.

According to the department, the export labour market showed positive signs during the first four months of this year, offering job opportunities for Vietnamese labourers in Thailand and Australia.

A maximum of 200 Vietnamese labourers would be given visas for visiting and finding jobs in Australia this year.

In the meantime, Thailand allowed 10 Vietnamese companies to send labourers to work in sectors of fishing and construction this year. — VNS

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