As many as 78,440 foreigners are working in Vietnam, of whom 41,529 were granted work permits, officials have said.

The Employment Department under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, reported that the number of unlicensed employees, who work in Vietnam within three months, is 5,581. Most of them are unskilled workers and are working for foreign contractors in the country.

Meanwhile, the number of workers who are awaiting work permits accounts for nearly 30 percent of the total./.