For the first time, the Japanese market attracts Vietnamese workers the most with more than 68,700 people.
According to the Bureau of Overseas Labor Management, in 2018, Vietnamese employees working abroad reached more than 142,800 people (including about 50,300 female workers), 30% higher than the plan, up 6% year on year. before. This is the fifth year in a row that Vietnamese workers have gone abroad to work beyond 100,000.
Last year also recorded the first time the Japanese market attracted the most labor with more than 68,700 people, surpassing Taiwan with nearly 60,400 employees; South Korea with over 6,500 employees.
Mr. Nguyen Gia Liem, Deputy Director of the Overseas Labor Management Department (Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs), said that last year, the Japanese market rose due to the introduction of the new law, allowing foreign workers overseas from 3 to 5 years. In particular, Vietnam is the first country to be memorized by Japan to cooperate on a trainee under the new Japanese law effective from June 2018.
Chiba Provincial Governor Kensaku Morita visited a human development center in Ho Chi Minh City in November. Photo: Yomiuri Shimbun
Last year, 13 Vietnamese enterprises were licensed to send workers to care for the elderly and the sick directly to Japan. However, due to the time it takes to train foreign languages and skills, the actual number of people taking this category is not much. “The above facilities will help Vietnamese workers go to Japan to increase higher in the coming years,” said Liem.
Deputy Minister of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs Doan Mau Diep said that in October 2018, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe asked Vietnam to “eliminate bad labor export units and minimize human costs. labor must contribute “. Therefore, the Ministry of Labor will reorganize the direction of reducing the number of labor export enterprises. “Currently there are 2,000 enterprises in the whole country sending workers abroad is too much, leading to competition from each other for contracts and high fees for workers,” he said.
In addition, the Ministry of Labor will review the regulations on international students to prevent this type from being mutated. In fact, many labor export workers have chosen to study abroad because they want to reduce costs, reduce time to learn foreign languages and vocational skills. In 2018, the Japanese side reviewed and suspended a number of international student companies sending workers to Japan to work.
Mr. Doan Mau Diep also warned workers to contact through official labor export companies, to avoid traveling as the recent case in Taiwan. “If you go by the way of labor, it will cost high costs, such as going to Taiwan about 80 million VND. But traveling by way only costs air tickets, visa fees, so some people still choose to travel and escape, but They will face many risks “, Mr. Diep said.