ACSL, an additional address to support repatriated workers

Saturday, 2020-05-09 18:56:10
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VKBIA President Tran Hai Linh (fourth from left) presents the decision on the establishment of the Association of Connecting and Supporting Repatriated Labours. (Photo: VKBIA)
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NDO – The Association of Connecting and Supporting Repatriated Labours (ACSL), a member of the Vietnam-Korea Businessmen and Investment Association (VKBIA), officially made its debut at a launching ceremony in Hanoi on May 8.

The event was attended by representatives from Vietnamese functional agencies; Jeong Woo-jin, Deputy Ambassador and Consul General of the Republic of Korea in Vietnam; and Hong Sun, Permanent Vice Chairman of the Korea Chamber of Business in Vietnam (Korcham).

Bui Xuan Quang, Chairman of An Duong Group, was appointed by the VKBIA to be president of the ACSL.

Speaking at the ceremony, Tran Hai Linh, member of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee and President of the VKBIA, emphasised that the ACSL is a non-profit organisation that will help Vietnamese guest workers to swiftly find a suitable job in RoK businesses, Japanese firms and the VKBIA’s member enterprises when returning from overseas.

“We will also provide them with language, skill and corporate culture training so that they are qualified to be admitted to businesses shortly upon their return to Vietnam,” he said.

President of the VKBIA Tran Hai Linh speaks at the ceremony.

According to information from the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, Vietnam sent about 148,000 people to work abroad under contracts last year. The number of repatriated workers in the 2015-2018 period was estimated at 110,468, with those returning from the major markets such as Japan and the RoK said to have good skills and discipline. However, many of them are still struggling to find suitable jobs despite their high skills and good training. Some even had to return to agricultural occupations or freelancing as in the period prior to their departure to work overseas.

The ACSL will become a bridge connecting the parties in need of employment with those in need of recruitment, helping to make the best use of knowledge and experience accumulated by the returned workers in national construction and development. In addition, the competent workers with high skills can possibly be supported to become potential Vietnamese businesses and bridges connecting Vietnam and countries in terms of economic development.

ACSL President Bui Xuan Quang said that in the immediate future, the association will perfect its apparatus and connect with large Japanese and RoK businesses in Vietnam to collect their recruitment demands. Then, the ACSL will contact workers who are about to return home to arrange detailed interviews, towards the facilitation of substantive cooperation between the parties.