Informal migration for labor

Local workers abroad

Labour confederation wants bigger role in supporting overseas workers

The Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL) has proposed amending the law on Vietnamese workers working abroad under contracts to give trade union organisations direct participation in protecting overseas labourers.Keep reading ...

VOV Reporter

Vietnamese population in Japan quadruples over five years: report

The Vietnamese expat population in Japan increased by four times from 2010-2016 to 232,562. Keep reading ...

Minh Nga

VN plans to send unemployed university graduates to Japan

The Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) is drawing up a plan to send trained workers abroad in 2018-2020, under which 54,000 unemployed workers finishing universities, junior colleges and vocational schools in certain majors would be sent to Japan, South Korea and Germany. Keep ...

Mai Chi

2017 set new labour exports record

Vietnam had 134,751 guest workers employed abroad last year, exceeding the set target by 28.3% and equivalent to 106.7% of 2016’s figure. 2017 set a record as the fourth consecutive year that Vietnam has had more than 100,000 workers in foreign job markets.Keep reading ...

VietnamNet Reporter

Climate change is triggering a migrant crisis in Vietnam

Crop failures, saltwater intrusion and flooding are a few of the factors threatening a looming migrant crisis in the Vietnamese Mekong Delta, say researchers.Keep reading ...

Alex Chapman/Van Pham

VN to send 100,000 workers abroad annually

Vietnam plans each year to send 100,000 to 120,000 labourers to other countries by 2020, according to Ministry of Labour, Invalids, and Social Affairs.Keep reading ...

VNS Reporter

Japan likely to become top labour market of Vietnam in 2018

The Japanese labour export market is seen as the most successful employment market for Vietnamese guest workers as it offers diverse industries suitable for all working classes.Keep reading  ...

VOV Reporter

VN to set up population database

A database to store, standardise and manage the basic information of all Vietnamese citizens will be put in use by early 2019, the Ministry of Public Security said, with the aim of simplifying administrative procedures.Keep reading ...

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