HA NOI (VNS)— The Republic of Korea (RoK) will welcome back this year 5,000 Vietnamese guest workers who had returned home to Vietnam as scheduled, a Vietnamese official said in Ha Noi yesterday.
Phan Van Minh, Director of the Vietnamese Overseas Labour Centre under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, said his centre and the RoK's Human Resource Development Service will hold a computer-based Korean language test early March for those who wish to apply for jobs again.
Last year, 2,600 Vietnamese workers who left the RoK as scheduled instead of overstaying took Korean language tests and more than 500 who passed returned to the East Asian country.
In the first quarter of this year, the Vietnamese Overseas Labour Centre and the Overseas Labour Management Department will hold conferences in 15 cities and provinces with a high number of workers living illegally in the RoK in order to persuade them to return. — VNS