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Hau Giang (VNA) – The Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang is stepping up efforts to help local labourers find jobs in foreign countries, especially the Republic of Korea (RoK) and Japan.

This is considered one of the solutions to reduce poverty and increase income for local people, particular those living in rural areas.

Director of Hau Giang Job Service Centre Tran Minh Thien said the centre has been organising job transaction floors in localities to introduce labour markets with stable and high income to local labourers.

He said, from now to the end of the year, the centre plans to help 100 labourers to have jobs in the RoK.

According to Thien, the cost for a job in the RoK and Japan ranges from 100 to 120 million VND (4,400-5,300 USD) but labourers can earn 15-20 million VND (660-880 USD) per month when working in the fields of textiles, garment, electronics and food processing.

Besides the RoK and Japan, the centre also introduces other markets such as Malaysia, Taiwan and some countries in the Middle East to local workers.

In 2015, the centre helped 50 labourers work overseas and the figure for the first six months of this year was 29. Most of them were sent to Japan, the RoK and Taiwan.-VNA