Vietnam Targets Sending 90,000 Laborers Abroad in 2022
Vietnam hopes to send 90,000 laborers abroad in 2022, focusing on markets with high and stable incomes, according to the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA).
Tong Hai Nam, director general of the Department of Overseas Labor said the department has renewed its agreement on labor cooperation with Thailand, and negotiated labor cooperation with Israel, as well as implemented labor cooperation agreements with South Korea, Japan and some other countries.
The department has researched the market and assessed the pilot phase of sending laborers to some European countries such as Romania and Poland. It has also strengthened support for localities to continue sending workers to do seasonal jobs in South Korea on a trial basis.
Over 26,000 Vietnamese migrant workers have had their labor contracts expired, but are unable to return home due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
The Overseas Labor Management Department has instructed units to coordinate with Vietnamese diplomatic missions abroad, partners, and employers to ensure the safety and legal rights of employees amid the global crisis, while they are waiting to return home, Nam added.
He stressed that his department had also required 506 enterprises licensed to send workers abroad to review the number of employees set to return home due to the outbreak.
|Vietnamese nurses and aides are on their way to Japan for work. Photo: Artwork: Vietnamplus|
Facing the Covid-19 pandemic, the department has monitored the situation, closely coordinated with partners and related agencies to implement the recruitment, training and guest workers support in the new situation.
It added that the four markets receiving the largest number of Vietnamese workers included South Korea, Japan, Germany and Taiwan.
The director general of the Department of Overseas Labor also emphasized several key tasks for the Overseas Labor Management Department in 2022.
It is especially necessary to focus on disseminating and implementing the legal documents related to labor export such that the law on Vietnamese workers going abroad under contracts and guiding documents.
|A Japanese language class for Vietnamese workers, Photo: VNA|
In 2021, Vietnam's labor export continued to face many challenges due to Covid-19. The pandemic broke out in 230 countries and territories, affecting all regions, especially key countries and territories receiving Vietnamese workers.
As many countries issued regulations to restrict entry for foreign citizens, only around 45,000 Vietnamese workers were sent abroad, including more than 15,000 female workers.
This figure was only about 50% of the year’s plan, which expected a total of 90,000, the Department of Overseas Labor said.
The same scenario happened in 2020, as the pandemic exerted adverse impacts on economic and social activities globally, including bringing Vietnamese laborers to work abroad.
The regulations restricting entry for foreign citizens issued by many countries in the world along with the suspension of commercial flights resulted in a decline in the number of Vietnamese laborers going abroad to work, reaching only 78,641 people, equivalent to 60.5% of the plan assigned by the Government.
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