This part of a model to hire seasonal migratory agricultural laborers to cope with severe shortages of laborer in rural areas, which has been piloting in the province.

RoK locality hires Vietnamese seasonal agricultural laborers. (Photo for illustration)

The project is implemented in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, aiming to support localities facing difficulties in hiring laborers for working in rural areas.

Accordingly, cooperatives are hiring foreign laborers and provide manpower to small farms which cannot hire laborers directly.

To implement the project, in 2023, the Gangjin administration directly signed a cooperation agreement on providing seasonal laborers with Phung Hiep district in the Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang.

According to Yoon Jae-seon, Director of the Gangjin agricultural cooperative, the signing of contracts by cooperatives will help ensure legal and safety conditions for guest workers when they work in the RoK.

Local authorities are also striving to ensure that foreign workers can integrate and have stable living conditions, he added.

The South Jeolla administration reported that the number of foreign laborers working under  the locality's seasonal work system has reached 3,846. Operating since 2017, the system has proven effective in addressing laborer shortages in rural areas.

Source: VNA