Over 20 businesses gathered at a workshop in Quang Nam province on January 13 to strategise initiatives to boost labour exports.

Apart from assistance from other central ministries and sectors, local authorities should remind employees to follow their commitments as stipulated in the labour contracts and abide by law of the host countries, said Deputy Minister of Labour, War Invalids, and Social Affairs Nguyen Thanh Hoa.

Labour export is a great policy of the country, helping to raise incomes for and sharpen skills of domestic workers.

This has led to positive changes in both the quantity and quality of the national workforce, an essential part of the global integration process, said Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Le Van Thanh.

Since 2011, Quang Nam has sent 846 workers overseas for employment, including 449 in the Republic of Korea , 227 in Japan and 153 in Malaysia .

Thang Binh and Que Son districts have taken the lead, with 185 and 139 people employed abroad, respectively.-VNA