Over 33,600 Vietnamese labourers were sent abroad to work in the first four months of this year. The figure was recently announced by the Department of Overseas Labour (DOLAB) under the Ministry of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA).
In only April, the statistics from enterprises showed that the total number of labourers sent abroad was 10,480, of which 3,307 were women.
Taiwan continued to be the largest market for Vietnamese workers in April (4,991 workers). It was followed by Japan (3,349 workers), the Republic of Korea (1,510 workers), Saudi Arabia (310 workers), Malaysia (122 workers), and Macao (China) (24 workers).
There have been 500,000 labourers working in more than 40 countries and territories, at the various careers. In 2015, 115,000 Vietnamese labourers was sent to work abroad. In 2016, the target is sending 100,000 labourers working abroad. Hopefully, since the first month of the year, labour markets have the optimistic significant with the chance of working in the new markets as Thailand, Australia...
The MOLISA said that the Ministry would continue activities to open up new labour export markets such as Australia and Thailand.