Over 47,000 workers sent aboard in seven months
19:32 | 05/08/2013
VGP – Viet Nam sent 7,230 guest workers abroad in July, bringing the total number of its guest workers in the first seven months of this year to 47,095, or 55.3% of its yearly plan.

According to the Department of Overseas Labor, under the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, crucial markets such as Taiwan, Japan and Malaysia have been recruiting a higher number of Vietnamese workers compared to the same period last year.

Taiwan was the most attractive destination for Vietnamese laborers, hiring 23,270 in the reviewed period. It was followed by Japan with the employment of 5,068 people, Malaysia, 4,904 and the Republic of Korea, 2,751.

A labor cooperation agreement between Viet Nam and Laos signed on July 1 has promoted the export of Vietnamese laborers to Laos.

By Thuy Dung

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