Labor exports set record in 2014

15:20 | 06/01/2015

VGP – Viet Nam sent 105,000 people to work overseas in 2014, more than 10% higher than the plan set for the year (90,000 ones).

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Deputy Director General of the Overseas Labor Management Department, under the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs Tong Hai Nam revealed that the number of guest workers to traditional and crucial markets saw remarkable increases such as Taiwan (China) with more than 60,000 people (46,000 in 2013), Japan with nearly 20,000 (9,600 in 2013) and the Republic of Korea with 7,000 (5,500 in 2013).

In the future, Viet Nam will sign agreements with Angola and Arabia Saudi to enhance safe jobs for Vietnamese workers, revealed Deputy Minister of MOLISA Nguyen Thanh Hoa.

As many as 125 orderlies were chosen to be trained in Germany under the pilot program of training orderlies from Viet Nam in 2015.

Besides, when an ASEAN Community is formed in 2015, a free flow of skilled laborers in eight professions comprising accountants, architects, dentists, physicians, engineers, nurses, transporters and tourist officials will be allowed.

By Thuy Dung