Labor export eyes 130,000 in 2020
15:17 | 30/01/2020

VGP – The Ministry of Labor, Invalids, and Social Affairs (MOLISA) targets to send 130,000 workers to work abroad in 2020 especially to high-income markets. 

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The Center of Overseas Labor reported that 2019 was the sixth consecutive year in which the number of Vietnamese overseas workers exceeded 100,000 per year, the fourth consecutive year seeing over 120,000 laborers working in other countries per year. 

Hence, in 2020, the ministry aims to send 130,000 workers abroad especially to high-income markets. 

Besides traditional markets such as Japan, the RoK, and Taiwan, the Overseas Labor Department is developing new labor export markets in Europe including Bulgaria, Hungary, and Germany. 

Director of Overseas Labor Department Tong Hai Nam assessed that due to high rates of urbanization and aging populations, a large number of European countries are suffering a labor shortage. Hence, some European countries are considering importing laborers from Viet Nam.

Mr. Nam added that in 2020, the MOLISA would sign labor contracts with Germany which is expected as a gateway for Viet Nam to send workers to Europe.

Besides Germany, in 2019, Romania emerged as a new market for Vietnamese guest workers by employing 3,400. 

In addition, other European markets hoped to shake hands with Viet Nam including the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Poland./.

By Kim Loan 

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