More than 142,000 workers work abroad under contract in 2022

Vietnam sent more than 142,000 workers abroad to work under contract in 2022, exceeding the number of around 45,000 workers in 2021, according to the Department of Overseas Labour under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.
Workers sent abroad to work under contract (Photo: Colab)
Workers sent abroad to work under contract (Photo: Colab)

The department reported that 142,779 Vietnamese workers were sent abroad in 2022, reaching 158.64% of the set target of 90,000 workers. It is also the highest number in the past two years, marking the growth of the foreign labour market.

This achievement demonstrated the efforts of Vietnam to overcome the difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Previously, the number of Vietnamese workers working abroad reached a record level of 152,000 in 2019. However, due to the complicated developments of the pandemic, the number fell to about 78,000 workers in 2020 and bottomed out at more than 45,000 workers in 2021.

Japan remains the leading labour market of Vietnam, attracting the largest number of Vietnamese workers in 2022 at 67,295 workers. It was followed by Taiwan (China) with 58,598 employees, the Republic of Korea with 9,968 employees, Singapore with 1,822 employees, and China with 910 employees.

As many as 456 enterprises have been licensed to send workers abroad, including 15 state-owned enterprises.

Vietnam aims to send about 110,000 workers abroad in 2023.