|Workers complete procedures to go to S. Korea for employment. - Photo vietnamplus.vn
HA NOI (VNS) — The Department of Overseas Labour (DOLAB) under the labour, invalids and social affairs ministry said the target of sending 90,000 guest workers abroad in 2015 has been fulfilled.
As many as 99,415 workers were sent abroad to work in the first 10 months of this year, a 9.1 per cent increase compared with the same period last year, the DOLAB said.
In October alone, the number of guest workers who went abroad reached 8,857, of which 2,878 were women.
Chinese Taiwan is the top destination for Vietnamese workers with 4,415 labourers going there, followed by Japan (with 2,112 workers), the Republic of Korea, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia.
The signing of labour co-operation agreements with partners during the period opened up opportunities for Vietnamese workers, the DOLAB said.
The labour, invalids and social affairs ministry has signed a memorandum of understanding on sending Vietnamese workers S. Korea under the employment permit system and has also struck deals with Thailand and Malaysia.
Viet Nam and Germany have signed a letter of intent regarding Vietnamese citizens working in Germany as caregivers. This is a good opportunity to increase the number of Vietnamese workers going to that country to between 500 and 700 per year. – VNS