17,000 Vietnamese laborers sent abroad in two months

16:50 | 11/03/2015

VGP – The total number of Vietnamese working overseas reached 17,206, including 5,160 women, over the past two months of the year, accounting for 18.11% of the year’s plan and equal to 123.51% of the same period last year.

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According to the Department of Overseas Labor, under the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA), in February only, 8,537 Vietnamese workers were sent abroad.

Of the figure, Taiwan (China) received 5,770 ones, Japan, 1,884; the Republic of Korea, 193; Malaysia, 205; Saudi Arabia 295; and Macau 24.

During the reviewed months, Taiwan led labor export markets of Viet Nam, recruiting 10,906 Vietnamese workers, accounting for 63.4% of the total.

By Thuy Dung