Light penalties fail to deter foreign workers

Light fines for working illegally in Vietnam have not been a deterrent to preventing the increasing number of illegal foreign workers in the country, according to the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affair's Employment Department.

Korean runners raise charitable fund

A group of eight runners from the Republic of Korea (RoK) began a marathon in the northern province of Thai Nguyen on Jan. 6 to raise funds to help foreign workers and brides, including Vietnamese brides, in the RoK.

Jobs, insurance key issues on website

Social security, job creation, social insurance payments and labour export were the key issues raised by members of the public on an online website launched by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, yesterday.

No work permit? You may be expelled

Foreign workers without work permits will be forced to leave the country, says Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Nguyen Thanh Hoa.

Firms seek easier access to Cambodia

Despite the fact that many Vietnamese companies are increasing their investments in the promising Cambodian market, they are still facing with a number of difficulties and have asked the Government for more support.

Vietnam optimistic over guest workers target

Vietnam sent 29,000 workers overseas to take up a variety of occupations in the first five months of this year, an increase of 5 percent over the same period last year. The country now expects to realise its target of exporting 85,000 workers this year.

According to the Department of Overseas Labour Management under the Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA), Taiwan topped the list of markets that hire Vietnamese workers, closely followed by the United Arab Emirates, Laos, Japan and Malaysia.

Illegal foreign workers to be expelled

Foreign workers working in Vietnam for three months or more without work permits will be expelled from the country, according to a new decision issued by the Prime Minister.

Malaysia tightens control on foreign workers

Malaysia has announced that illegal foreign workers staying in the country for over a decade will face repatriation or arrest, reported a local online newspaper on Jan. 30.

Trade with Saudi customers lifts

Trade between Vietnam and Saudi Arabia has achieved traction in the last few years, opening new opportunities for bilateral cooperation, Minister of Industry and Trade Vu Huy Hoang has said.