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Taiwan employs over 50% of Vietnamese workers in 2014

Taiwan employs over 50% of Vietnamese workers in 2014

Taipei, Jan. 3 (CNA) Taiwan employed more than 50 percent of the Vietnamese workers who left for overseas jobs in 2014, statistics compiled by Vietnamese labor authorities showed Saturday. According to the statistics, more than 60,000 Vietnamese laborers came to Taiwan to work last year, making up about 57 percent of the total Vietnamese workers who landed a job overseas for the whole year. The number of Vietnamese workers coming to Taiwan also hit a record high in 14 years, the data indicated. The Vietnam government said that as Taiwan has been gearing up to push for policies to boost its economy, demand for workers has been on the rise. Vietnam seized the opportunity to train the country's workers and help them find jobs in Taiwan. In contrast to Vietnam's move to send workers to Taiwan, the number of Thai workers coming to Taiwan has fallen, while Indonesia and the Philippines tended not to encourage workers to come to Taiwan, the Vietnamese authorities said. Last year, Vietnam exported a total of 105,000 workers overseas, surpassing a goal set by the Vietnamese government of sending 90,000 laborers abroad in the year, the data showed. After Taiwan, Japan ranked as the second largest recipient of Vietnamese workers last year, employing almost 20,000 of the laborers. It was followed by South Korea with 7,000 Vietnamese workers, Malaysia with 5,000 workers, Saudi Arab with 4,000, and Qatar with 1,000, the statistics indicated. The Vietnamese labor authorities said that based on the statistics, Japan has a great potential to import more Vietnamese workers. Market analysts said, however, that insufficient language skills and technology knowhow of Vietnamese workers could become the high barriers for them to secure jobs overseas. Analysts said as some Vietnamese workers have overstayed their working visas or fled their foreign employers, these poor records are also expected to make them even harder to get hired abroad. (By Fan Ching-yi and Frances Huang)


Updated : 2021-09-23 20:59 GMT+08:00