Vietnam Sends Over 132,000 Labourers Abroad In 10 Months
HANOI, Nov 8 (NNN-VNA) – Vietnam sent more than 132,000 labourers abroad, in the first 10 months of this year, surpassing the target set for the year by 20 percent, it was reported today.
According to the Department of Overseas Labour, under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA), among those workers, 44,669 were female, accounting for nearly 30 percent.
Japan remained the top destination for Vietnamese guest workers.
About 21,100 Vietnamese labourers were sent abroad in Oct alone, according to statistics, from the enterprises.
Vietnam targeted sending 110,000 Vietnamese labourers abroad, to work under contracts this year.
According to MOLISA, there are currently about 650,000 Vietnamese labourers working in 40 countries and regions around the world.