Vietnam focuses labor export on high income markets

SGGP
The Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs has set a target of sending 110,000 workers abroad in 2018, focusing on high income markets, said Mr. Nguyen Gia Liem, deputy head of the ministry’s Department of Overseas Labor yesterday.

Workers attend a training course at INTIME Company before going to work in Japan  (Photo: SGGP)

Workers attend a training course at INTIME Company before going to work in Japan (Photo: SGGP)

Last year, nearly 135,000 Vietnamese went to work abroad mainly in the Taiwanese and Japanese markets, exceeding the year plan by 28.3 percent. That is the fourth consecutive year that labor export exceeded 100,000.
The Japanese market posted outstanding growth rate with 54,504 workers.
Replying to the information that Taiwan (China) might stop receiving Vietnamese laborers, the agency said that the wrong information was posted in unofficial channels and social network.
At present, Taiwan still receives Vietnamese workers normally.

By VAN PHUC – Translated by Hai Mien

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