The Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) has announced a plan to select around 12,000 Vietnamese people to work in South Korea under the country’s Employment Permit System (EPS).
The plan aims to implement an MoU on the EPS program signed between MoLISA and the South Korean Ministry of Employment and Labor on Vietnamese workers going to South Korea.
As agreed by the two ministries, the workers will be employed in the fields of manufacturing (6,344 workers), construction (901), agriculture (841), and fisheries (4,035).
Vietnam sent nearly 9,000 workers to South Korea under the EPS program last year, out of 70,000 workers from 16 selected countries, according to MoLISA.
Some 10,000 Vietnamese guest workers are expected to go to South Korea this year.