The event, in both in-person and online forms, offered a venue for experts and representatives from diplomatic agencies, State management bodies, businesses, and Vietnamese communities abroad to share experiences towards building a widespread and sustainable support network and mechanisms that provide better support and protection for Vietnamese people living and working abroad.

Participants at the dialogue session.

Head of the municipal Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs Vu Thi Huynh Mai stressed that sending laborers abroad to work has contributed to creating jobs, increasing income, speeding up poverty reduction and socio-economic development of the locality, and promoting the image and value of the country and its culture to the international community.

However, the coordination between Vietnamese diplomatic agencies abroad and domestic state management agencies responsible for the labour export work, as well as companies involved in sending workers abroad, has not proven effective, she said, adding that some organizations and businesses involved in the work fail to meet requirements.

To overcome limitations and bring more opportunities to workers and experts when participating in the foreign labour market, it is necessary to establish an effective and sustainable communication and cooperation channel between diplomatic agencies, state management agencies, organizations and businesses in managing and protecting the rights of Vietnamese laborers and experts working abroad, Mai said.

The city’s relevant agencies should learn from international experience towards improving the quality of programs and projects to send laborers abroad, and activities related to OVs, she went on.

According to Vice Director of the municipal Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Huynh Le Nhu Trang, employers in the traditional labour markets such as Japan, Taiwan (China), and the Republic of Korea highly value Vietnamese guest workers for their diligence and quick adaptability.

According to Dinh Vinh Cuong, Chairman of Group 365, attention should be paid to training and improving foreign language proficiency, professional skills, working style and cultural awareness for laborers; enhancing management and supervision, and support, and ensuring rights and safety for laborers when they work abroad.

Ho Chi Minh City needs to expand and diversify the labour export market, targeting high-income markets with demand for high-quality workers, Cuong said.

Participants suggested policies for managing experts and trainees, and ensuring rights and social security for Vietnamese laborers working abroad. They also proposed solutions to improve processes for recruiting and training laborers; increase judicial support and consultation for workers; and strengthen international cooperation in this field.

Source: VNA