Vietnamese nationals account for 25.4% of the total 1.82 million foreign workers who were working in Japan as of the end of October last year, according to the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW).
Authorities of Japan on February 18 withdrawn the licence to receive foreign interns of a construction company where a Vietnamese apprentice was mistreated.
This was a fourth consecutive year that Vietnam remains in the top 10 in terms of remittance.
The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) is striving to bring 90,000 Vietnamese labourers to work abroad in 2021.
More than 1,400 Vietnamese guest workers in South Korea are set to lose their deposit of VND100 million (US$4,239) each due to fleeing from their workplace or attempting to illegally stay in the country.
The Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs has sent letters to city and provincial People’s Committees to guide signing and implementing agreements with South Korean localities on sending Vietnamese workers there for seasonal work.
“I shed tears every time I think about the motherland’s sentiment for us. I’m very happy. I just want to say I am very grateful,” said Nguyen Quang Trieu, a worker who recently returned from Equatorial Guinea.
Vietnamese labourers in Equatorial Guinea must be brought home immediately, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc requested at working session with the national steering committee for COVID-19 prevention and control in Hanoi on July 10.
Vietnamese people will be banned from doing hazardous jobs while overseas, including massage, under a new decree which will take effect from this month.
By the end of 2019, more than 1,000 Vietnamese nurses received training and worked in Germany while being greatly appreciated by the German side, according to the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.
As global remittances hit record highs, a new report by UniTeller of low-income adults in Vietnam reveals the value of monthly remittances from family and friends working abroad now averages ten times of the monthly incomes of recipients.
The Overseas Labor Management Department, under the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, has warned of risks for local laborers who illegally go abroad for work, especially in Japan, South Korea and Singapore.