Work agencies get thumbs up Business

Work agencies get thumbs up

Twenty-three percent of Vietnamese recruitment agencies sending workers abroad were rated as "A1" or "top excellent" in an official ranking published on September 11.

Overseas employment growth to boost remittances

Remittances to Vietnam are expected to increase this year, boosted by better employment prospects in overseas markets and new investment by overseas Vietnamese, according to economic think-tanks.

Enhancing legal assistance to migrant workers

A national symposium was held in Hanoi on December 17, aiming to improve Vietnam’s capacity in the implementation of national and ASEAN initiatives strengthening protection for migrant workers via legal assistance systems.

Overseas worker target achievable

Vietnam's target to send 87,000 workers overseas this year is still "achievable" despite the recent political unrest in Libya, which forced 10,000 Vietnamese workers to return home, said Dao Cong Hai, deputy head of the Department of Overseas Labour.

Almost 20,000 VN workers go overseas this year

Vietnam sent almost 20,000 guest workers overseas in the first quarter of the year, a year-on-year rise of more than 16 percent, according to the Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA).