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Vietnam promotes overseas employment opportunities

The first quarter of 2024 witnessed a significant surge in Vietnamese workers venturing abroad for employment, with a staggering 35,933 individuals seeking opportunities overseas.

650,000 Vietnamese employees working abroad

There are roughly 650,000 Vietnamese labourers working in 40 countries and territories around the world, according to estimated data from the Department of Overseas Labor Management under the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs.

Nineteen Vietnamese citizens injured in factory explosion in Taiwan

A fire and explosion at a factory in Pingtung county of Taiwan (China) on September 22 injured 19 Vietnamese citizens, the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

Vietnamese workers in Japan leave as yen depreciates

Many Vietnamese guest workers in Japan have decided to leave the country as the yen’s recent depreciation has badly affected their lives.

Ministry asks Philippines to help Vietnamese nationals rescued in Pampanga

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has instructed its Consular Department to contact the Philippine Embassy in Vietnam and ask for support in assisting the Vietnamese citizens among the over 1,000 forced labourers recently rescued in Pampanga province.

South Korea wants to recruit 12,000 Vietnamese workers

South Korea is seeking to employ more than 12,000 Vietnamese workers this year, mainly for the manufacturing and fishery industries, according to the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.

Vietnam sends rising number of workers abroad

Nearly 28,500 Vietnamese went to work abroad in the first two months of this year, a 20-fold increase compared to the same period last year.

Vietnamese nationals account largest proportion of Japan’s foreign worker population

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).

Returning workers yearn for new support

More businesses are being encouraged to create training programmes before and after sending Vietnamese workers overseas, in order for human resources potential to not be wasted on their return.

Overseas work not a guarantee for career prosperity

Many low-skilled overseas Vietnamese workers are struggling on their return home, finding it difficult to settle in and find new jobs in the face of fierce domestic competition.

Better job opportunities for workers returning from Japan needed

Nguyen Tien Thanh has returned to his hometown in the central province of Nghe An for three years after working in Japan. The 34-year-old man is working as a construction worker after failing to find a better job in a Japanese firm in the area.

Over 1 million Vietnamese labourers sent to work abroad in 10 years

Over 1 million Vietnamese nationals have been sent abroad to work in the past decade, up nearly 40% from the figure recorded in the pre-2012 period, according to a report delivered at a nationwide conference held in Hanoi on August 25.

18 years in jail proposed for suspected murder of Vietnamese student in Japan

The procuracy agency of Osaka has proposed a sentence of 18 years in jail for a Dominican man who allegedly murdered a Vietnamese student in the Japanese prefecture.

Japan revokes permit of intermediary body after mistreatment of Vietnamese intern

Japanese authorities have decided to revoke the permit of Okayama Sangyo Gijutsu Kyodo Kumiai after it failed to prevent the physical abuse of a Vietnamese man by his Japanese co-workers at a construction firm.

Japanese company penalised for mistreatment of Vietnamese intern

Authorities of Japan on February 18 withdrawn the licence to receive foreign interns of a construction company where a Vietnamese apprentice was mistreated.

Vietnam among top 10 remittance recipients in 2020 with US$17.2 billion

This was a fourth consecutive year that Vietnam remains in the top 10 in terms of remittance.

Vietnam aims to bring 90,000 labourers to work abroad in 2021

The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) is striving to bring 90,000 Vietnamese labourers to work abroad in 2021.

Hundreds queue from early morning for Japan visas

Hundreds of people lined up outside the Japanese Embassy in Hanoi on the early morning of November 25 to apply for visas.

Vietnamese workers in South Korea to lose deposits over contract violations

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.

More opportunities for Vietnamese to work seasonally in South Korea

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.