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The Japanese yen has been depreciating recently, causing Vietnamese guest workers’ incomes to shrink.

MoLISA actively contributes to ensuring rights of Vietnamese guest workers

Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Nguyen Van Thanh on November 26 had a meeting with heads of Vietnamese representative agencies abroad who have been appointed in 2021.

HCM City to grant new work permits to foreigners from pandemic-hit countries

HCM City is asking approval to grant new work permits to foreign experts or highly skilled workers arriving from COVID-19-affected countries and territories, especially those in charge of the two metro lines in the city.

Draft laws on border guard, guest workers under discussion

The draft Vietnam border guard law and the draft revised law on Vietnamese guest workers under contract will be among those to be scrutinised on the second day of the ninth session of the 14th National Assembly (NA) on May 21.

Thousands of Vietnamese people return from China

Thousands of people are returning from China in the northern border province of Lao Cai while local authorities are preparing to open more quarantine area for Covid-19 prevention.

COVID-19 hits Vietnam's labour exports

Labour exports are facing difficulties as the complicated developments of the Covid-19 epidemicstagnate labour recruitment orders.

Vietnamese workers to be required to pay deposit in order to work in RoK

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has signed a decision on a piloting scheme which requires domestic workers to make deposits before departing to work in the Republic of Korea.

NA report looks at COVID-19’s social impacts

Multiple enterprises have closed down or reduced production scale due to the complicated developments of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report from the National Assembly’s Committee for Social Affairs.

Japan provides top care for Vietnamese guest workers

Since the outbreak of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the first thing Nguyen Thi My Loan does every day at Mishow Ltd.Co in Tokyo is to wash her hands with sanitiser. This is a mandatory requirement for all employees at the company.

Firms asked to stop sending workers to coronavirus-hit areas

Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Dao Ngoc Dung has asked local businesses to stop sending Vietnamese workers to regions affected by new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) outbreaks.

Vietnam ranks second in number of guest workers in Japan

Vietnam now ranks second in the number of employees working in Japan, according to the latest statistics of Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.

Labor Ministry looks for jobs for bachelor’s degree graduates

VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) has drawn up a plan to find jobs overseas for 54,000 university graduates who cannot find jobs.

Education Ministry plan to send uni grads as guest workers unrealistic, experts say

VietNamNet Bridge - While some analysts jeer at the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs’ (MOLISA) plan to export unemployed university graduates, others support the idea.

Unruly guest worker behaviour embarrasses Vietnam

 VietNamNet Bridge – Guest workers have been growing rapidly in numbers and are an important resource that contributes significantly to economic development,

Vietnam, Malaysia ink MoU to boost guest workers

 VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam and Malaysia inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the employment of workers in a bid to boost the number of Vietnamese guest workers in Malaysia, reported the Ha Noi Moi newspaper.

2014 – A bittersweet year for labour exports

 VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam has set another milestone for 2014, sending in excess of 105,000 guest workers abroad – the highest figure ever recorded, reports the Department of Overseas Labour Management (DOLM).

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Over 600 guest workers in Libya return home safely

 An additional 173 Vietnamese citizens working in Libya came home safely on August 11, bringing the total number of Vietnamese workers returning from the North African country to 626.

Steel fishing vessels encourage fishermen to head to sea

Fishermen in some coastal provinces have recently been provided with loans to build steel-hulled boats.


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