Labor exports to Japan, RoK up 180%

10:35 | 03/07/2014

VGP – Vietnamese workers sent abroad numbered more than 55,000 in the first half of 2014, accounting for 63.5% of the plan set for the whole year.

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According to the Overseas Workers Management Department under the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA), the labor exports to Taiwan (China) increased 187%, Japan up 180% and the Republic of Korea up 182% compared to the same period last year.

However, the total laborers sent to work in Malaysia decreased, equal to 70% of the same period last year.

Over the first half of the year, 16 businesses have been licensed to operate in labor exports, raising the total number of businesses in this field to 196 nationwide.

Last year, Viet Nam sent more than 88,000 people to work overseas.

By Thuy Dung