Quang Nam aims to send 400 workers abroad in 2017 hinh anh 1Language training course held for guest workers (Photo: VNA)

Quang Nam (VNA)
– The central province of Quang Nam aims to send at least 400 labourers to foreign countries this year, targeting high-income markets like the Republic of Korea, Japan, Taiwan (China), and those with suitable requirements such as Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates.

According to Le Huy Tu, head of the labour-employment section under the provincial Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, the province’s labour export has enjoyed inauspicious achievements in recent years.

Some 1,215 guest workers were sent abroad during 2011-2015, averaging 243 per year, he said, adding that the number of workers sent abroad through local employment service centres and labour export companies reached 541 people in 2016.

Overseas workers send home over 120 billion VND (5.3 million USD) every year, he said.

Labour export is touted as an effective measure to tackle jobs and generate stable incomes for people in rural and mountainous areas. Communication activities on guest worker programmes have been promoted to increase public awareness of the available chances.

Le Thi Dung, deputy director of the High Technician Development Company in South Vietnam (HITECO), stressed that localities need to work closely with prestigious labour export companies to reduce violations of labour contracts.

In the coming time, the province will work to provide more information on labour export for local labourers while creating conditions for them to join training courses to enhance professional skills, meeting demands of employers.-VNA