Quang Tri aims to send 1,200 skilled labourers abroad this year hinh anh 1Vietnamese workers and Japanese colleagues during a break at work. (Photo: VNA)
Quang Tri (VNA) - The central province of Quang Tri is looking to send about 1,200 labourers, mainly skilled and qualified workers, to work abroad this year, the provincial Department of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs has announced.

Workers are being given recruitment advice to help them find employment quickly, conveniently and effectively.

Every year, the provincial Employment Service Centre organises job fairs to support labourers and graduates who want to study and work abroad.

The centre coordinates with employment service providers. Quang Tri continues to maintain key labour export markets such as Japan, the Republic of Korea, and Taiwan (China), where incomes for foreign labourers are high, efficient and suitable for Vietnamese labourers.

The provincial department has promoted the search and expansion of new markets in European countries and Australia.

According to Vo Van Hoan, Director of the Employment Service Centre, Japan and the RoK still have a high demand for foreign labour recruitment after COVID-19, mainly in the fields of agriculture, industry, fisheries and construction.

Foreign partner enterprises highly appreciate the quality of Vietnamese workers.

This year, the centre still carries out two types of direct and online job transactions to create conditions for workers to access information about foreign labour markets easily, said Hoan.

The centre has coordinated with domestic enterprises and prestigious abroad labour markets to introduce to local workers.

This year, it will strengthen foreign language training for employees, he added.

The province has identified sending workers abroad as an important solution to reducing poverty.

Since 2015, about 2,000 workers have gone abroad annually, mainly to Japan and the RoK.

So far, the province has sent about 12,000 labourers abroad under contracts, with the total amount of money sent home estimated at more than 5,000 billion VND.

Quang Tri has about 5,000 labourers working abroad who have already returned home.

Young people in the province strongly desire to build careers and possess the discipline and skills necessary for the industrialisation and modernisation of socio-economic development. Many have chosen to work abroad in their professional pursuits.

This also helps create jobs, develop the economy, and reduce local poverty./.