HCMC – The total number of Vietnamese sent abroad for guest work reached 28,400 in the first two months of this year, a 20-time increase over last year, according to the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs.
Statistics from the Department of Overseas Labor showed that Vietnam sent around 6,600 people overseas for work between January and February 2023, a 13-fold increase over the same period last year.
Taiwan took on 2,690 people, with 955 of them female, while Singapore received 141 male workers.
Vietnam also sent 81 male workers to South Korea and 69 to China in the first two months of this year.
Currently, Taiwan has the largest number of Vietnamese guest workers, with more than 14,600 people, followed by Japan, with over 12,470; Singapore, with 250 male employees; China, with 239 male workers; and South Korea, with 230 male workers.
The total number of Vietnamese laborers abroad was over 142,000, reaching 158.64% of the plan in 2022.
The Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs plans to send about 110,000 Vietnamese people abroad for guest work this year.