Rise In Number Of Vietnamese Workers To South Korea

HANOI, July 14 (Bernama) -- The number of Vietnamese workers employed in South Korea in the first six months of the year rose 182 per cent from a year earlier, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported.

About 5,000 Vietnamese workers have signed contracts with South Korean employers so far this year, said Luong Duc Long, an official at Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA).

Long said the number of Vietnamese workers who overstayed in South Korea had fallen since a memorandum of understanding was signed between the two countries six months ago.

Vietnam's major labour export markets such as China's Taiwan, Japan and South Korea have enjoyed remarkable growth.

The country expects to send some 14,000 workers to South Korea this year.


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