According to the city’s Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs Department, 500 laborers in the city have by mid-April been qualified to work abroad. Of them, 57 already began working, 296 others are waiting for their flights, and the rest are processing their paperwork. At the same time in 2018, the figure was just over 150 laborers.

These laborers are mainly employed to work in the fields of construction, mechanical engineering, electronics, food processing, garments and textiles, and agriculture, with salaries ranging from VND 14 million (USD 602.7) to VND 18 million (USD 774.6) per month.

Vietnamese workers check job offers.

Chau Hong Thai, Vice Director of the city’s Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, said Japan, the Republic of Korea and Taiwan are the most attractive markets to Vietnamese laborers as their policies allow guest workers to work up to five years.

To increase the number of the city’s guest workers, the department has since the beginning of this year matched four labor recruiters from Malaysia and the Republic of Korea with the municipal job placement center to select eligible laborers for working overseas.

Besides, it has been intensifying its communications on job requirements, needs and salaries of foreign markets via TV and radio programs, leaflets, and social networks.

In the first quarter, the center and labor, invalids and social affairs offices of wards and districts organized job festivals to connect local people with employers.

Source: VNA