|Vietnamese workers applying for jobs in South Korea. — VNA/VNS Photo
HÀ NỘI — Many individuals and groups without permission to send workers abroad are still advertising jobs and vocational courses in South Korea.
The Department of Overseas Labour (DOLAB) of the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) issued a warning on possible exploitation of South Korea E7 Visa rules.
The E7 Visa is used for skilled labour in technical areas.
According to DOLAB, the Korean Government has expanded their policies of accepting foreign workers in technical fields, specifically in shipbuilding. The number of available job openings will be raised, and the level of professional qualities and experience needed are also lowered.
DOLAB also said that they have received feedback about many individuals and groups sending workers abroad, as well as advertising vocational courses and job offers in South Korea that does not adhere to legal frameworks of Việt Nam and South Korea.
"Workers are advised to be vigilant against false advertising and fraudulent schemes," said the DOLAB.
"Workers looking for jobs in South Korea of technical careers should contact directly with authorised job export firms."
The DOLAB also advised job export firms to recruit only after the DOLAB gave approval on sourcing preparation.
Workers looking for consultation or more information, as well as reporting on job export firms are advised to contact the DOLAB at 41B Lý Thái Tổ Street, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, or dial the number 0243 824 9517 with extensions 301 and 302.
According to data from South Korea's Ministry of Commerce, there are seven shipbuilding corporations and 335 companies, with 22,142 South Korean employed. With the new E7 visa policy, 4,428 foreign employees are expected to be recruited.
1,100 applications for jobs from foreign workers were received in 2022, according to a report from the Korean Shipbuilders' Association.
There are currently 3,535 Vietnamese skilled workers working in South Korea. — VNS