Vietnam strengthening its labor exports in 2024

TNDT 09:10, 23/02/2024

South Korea, Japan, and Taiwan (China) currently have a high demand for foreign workers, which presents a favorable condition for Vietnam. Vietnam is now structuring its programs to strengthen its labor export in 2024 and the coming years.

Vietnamese workers in South Korea (Photo: VOV)
Vietnamese workers in South Korea (Photo: VOV)

Nguyen Nhu Tuan, deputy head of the Information and Communication Division at the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA), said Vietnam’s labor exports this year is focusing on key, traditional markets: “We aim to send 125,000 contract workers in 2024, mostly to key traditional markets such as Japan, Taiwan (China) and the Republic of Korea. Vietnam will send about 63,000 workers to Japan. It also expects to send about 48,000 workers to Taiwan and 8,500 to the Korea. Vietnam will also prioritize sending workers to potential markets to take safe, relevant jobs that bring high incomes,” said Tuan.

MoLISA will continue to improve the quality of workers and prioritize sending those from disadvantaged areas and policy beneficiaries. The Ministry will maintain its current markets, expand the labor markets in countries offering high income and jobs that are relevant to the skills offered by Vietnamese workers.

Deputy Minister of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs Nguyen Ba Hoan said: “Sending workers abroad is not simply about creating jobs and income for workers, eliminating hunger and reducing poverty, but also a way to train and develop human resources for the country in the future. We aim to disseminate information about the rights, responsibility and obligations of workers and management agencies.”

In 2023, Vietnam sent more than 159,000 contract workers abroad, reaching 133% of the yearly plan, a 10-year high. Key traditional markets continued to receive a large number of Vietnamese workers, with Japan receiving more than 80,000, Taiwan (China) more than 58,000, and the Republic of Korea 11,000 workers.

Source: VOV