Vietnam sends nearly 38,000 labourers abroad in first quarter

Update: 11:05 | 21/04/2023

Vietnam sent 37,923 labourers abroad in the first three months of 2023, accounting for 34.48% of the whole year plan, and more than 15 times higher than the same period in 2022.

After the Covid-19 pandemic, the demand for labour in many markets increased sharply, many domestic companies promoted training and sending workers abroad.

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A training class for workers who want to work abroad.

Nguyen Xuan Lanh, deputy general director of ESUHAI, a unit specialising in training and supplying human resources for Japan, said that the demand for workers in Japan has increased significantly. In the beginning of 2023, the company received orders from Japanese companies for 2,400 workers in different industries.

The recruitment demand is the highest in the food and food processing groups, followed by mechanical engineering, manufacturing, and automobile-related industries, he said, adding that recently, there were more recruitment orders in the healthcare sector.

According to the Department of Overseas under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs , Vietnam currently has nearly 500 enterprises licensed to send workers to work abroad. In March, Vietnam sent a total of 9,494 workers abroad, 8.66 times higher than the same period in 2022.

Nguyen Gia Liem, Deputy Director of the department, said that the number of workers sent abroad increased as the Covid-19 pandemic is controlled, the demand for human resources increases.

Moreover, Vietnamese workers have worked in countries such as Japan, Taiwan (China), and the Republic of Korea for a long time and are positively evaluated by employers for their skills. Meanwhile, businesses that send people to work abroad have prepared their resources through training plans and are ready to send workers abroad at the request of their partners.

In 2023, the ministry will also coordinate with agencies to negotiate labour cooperation agreements with European countries. It is expected that about 110,000 workers will be sent abroad this year.

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Source: VNA

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