Over 8,600 Vietnamese people sent to work abroad in Jan.

8,627 Vietnamese laborers including 3,308 women found out jobs in foreign countries in January, reaching 8.63 percent of the plan for 2016 and equivalent to 99.52 percent over the same period last year, reported the Center of Oversea Labor under the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs yesterday.

Taiwan (China) received most Vietnamese laborers with 5,362 people. Next are Japan with 2,019, Saudi Arabia with 129, South Korea with 68 and Macau with 32.

The Ministry signed a memorandum of understanding with South Korea upon receiving Vietnamese laborers under the Employment Permit System (EPS), signed agreements on labor cooperation with Thailand and Malaysia in 2015.

For highly skilled laborers, in addition to sending nurse to Japan, the Ministry also signed an agreement with Germany to provide nurses to take care German senior people.

By P. Duy - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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