Labor export sets new record

17:01 | 04/09/2014

VGP – Viet Nam sent 73,727 people to work overseas over the past eight months, achieving 84.74% of the year’s plan and equaling 134.52% of the same period in 2013.

In August only, 9,389 Vietnamese went to work abroad.

The number of Vietnamese guest workers is expected to exceed 100,000 this year.

Taiwan (China) topped Viet Nam’s labor export markets, hiring 44,535 people, accounting for 60%, followed by Japan with 12,606, accounting for 17%, the Republic of Korea, 4,615, Malaysia, 3,833 and Saudi Arabia, 2,407.

In 2013, Viet Nam sent more than 89,000 workers overseas, of whom 40,000 working in Taiwan.

By Thuy Dung