Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Forty-six labour export companies have had their licences revoked, according to a report by the Department of Overseas Labour (DoLaB), under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids, and Social Affairs (MoLISA).
Of the firms, 19 are based in Hà Nội, 10 in HCM City, while the rest are headquartered in the northern city of Hải Phòng, the central provinces of Nghệ An, Hà Tĩnh, and Quảng Nam.
A DoLab representative said most of the revocations were due to changes in operation scale, or the companies are no longer involved in labour export.
However, some companies had their licences revoked due to violations of the Law on Vietnamese Guest Workers (issued in 2006) such as sending workers overseas without signing labour supply contracts and allowing other individuals and organisations to use their licences to illegally recruit workers and collect fees, among others.
Despite having their licences revoked, according to the Law on Vietnamese Guest Workers, these companies still have to fulfill their responsibilities in the labour supply contracts as long as contracts remain valid.
The companies also are obliged to report to the DoLab on the number of active contracts, the number of labourers working overseas, the number of workers recruited for overseas jobs and plans for active contracts.
There are currently 290 active labour export companies throughout Việt Nam.
Labour export policies aim to fight unemployment at home and bring economic benefits, but the service has been sullied with negative issues, including low awareness of laws of workers and recruitment agencies, illegal residence of workers in host countries, as well as scams and fraudulent recruitment activities. — VNS