Vietnam sends over 102,000 workers abroad in nine months
Updated : Saturday, October 27, 2018 9:13 AM (GMT+0700)

Thenumber of Vietnamese people sent to work overseas amounted to 102,127 betweenJanuary and September, representing 92.64 percent of the yearly target.

 
Students at a vocational class - Photo: VNA

Taiwan (China) received thelargest volume of Vietnamese workers during the reviewed period, at 47,721, up1.23 percent year on year. It was followed by Japan with 43,987 workers, up23.31 percent.

A total of 930 Vietnameseworkers were dispatched to Southeast Asia, while 2,218 others went to MiddleEast countries. Both markets saw year-on-year deceases of 16.74 and 27.11percent, respectively.

In Southeast Asia, 824Vietnamese or 88.6 percent of the total workers landed in Malaysia, a drop of21 percent from the same period last year.

In Middle East, Saudi Arabiawelcomed the highest number of Vietnamese workers, with 1,522, followed byKuwait with 618 people.

According to the VietnamAssociation of Manpower Supply (VAMAS), of 26 markets receiving Vietnameseworkers in the first nine months of 2018, only five had the scale of 1,000workers and above. They were Taiwan, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Rumania, andSaudi Arabia. 

The Taiwanese and Japanesemarkets accounted for about 94.71 percent of the workers to Northeast Asia and90 percent of the total sent during the period.

The VAMAS predicted that inthe remaining months of the year, these markets will still have high demand forVietnamese workers. 

At the 11th plenarysession of the National Assembly’s Social Affairs Committee, which ran fromOctober 9 to 11, Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Dao Ngoc Dungsaid the ministry is selecting a number of locations in Northern and EasternEurope to send Vietnamese to work in high-tech sectors. 

Currently, a personnel projectis training about 1,000 highly competent workers for the German market. Aftertraining, they will spend three years working in the European country beforecoming back to serve their home country.     

As planned, by the end ofNovember this year, Vietnam will sign a cooperation programme with Bulgaria andRumania on training highly skilled human resources.

Minister Dung said Vietnam isfocusing on high-skilled workers and high-tech sectors, and the workforce willreturn to make contribution to the country’s development.

In 2017, Vietnam sent morethan 134,000 workers overseas, surpassing the yearly target by 24 percent.

Source:VNA

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