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Vietnam’s migrant labourers: Going to debt mountain

Posted by jaypee 202 days ago Vietnam
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BROKERS’ billboards outside Tan Lieu, a poor rural community in northern Vietnam, advertise “Labour Export”—jobs abroad. Vietnam’s youthful population of 90m adds up to 1.5m each year to the growing work pool. But economic growth, at 6%, is not fast enough to keep all of them employed. Dreaming of fortune, young Vietnamese are pouring overseas as maids, build

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Foreign workers to pay compulsory premiums in Vietnam

Posted by jaypee 210 days ago Vietnam
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Foreign workers in Vietnam will be required to pay social insurance premiums starting in 2018, when the country plans to expand its social safety net.

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Vietnamese-worker registration planned

Posted by jaypee 237 days ago Vietnam
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The Labour Ministry likely will begin registering illegal Vietnamese workers in March, giving them legal status much as the government did with labourers from three Asean neighbours last year.

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Vietnam to repatriate 136 women rescued from Kuala Lumpur nightclub | Society | Thanh Nien Daily

Posted by jaypee 238 days ago Vietnam
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The Vietnamese embassy in Malaysia is working with Malaysian authorities for the shelter and repatriation of 136 Vietnamese women rescued from a nightclub in Kuala Lumpur early this week, according to the foreign ministry.

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More than 300 illegal Chinese workers fined in Ha Tinh - News VietNamNet

Posted by jaypee 302 days ago Vietnam
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Lieutenant Colonel Nguyen Thanh Liem, deputy director of the Ha Tinh Provincial Police Agency, said the fine was VND15 million ($700) on each worker, who are managed by Chinese company MCC19.

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Thousands of Chinese work illicitly in Vietnam economic zone

Posted by jaypee 330 days ago Vietnam
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Of the more than 5,300 foreign workers in Vung Ang Economic Zone, Ky Anh District, northern Ha Tinh Province, nearly 3,000, mostly Chinese, have yet to obtain a work permit, the Ha Tinh Economic Zone Management Board reported.

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Vietnamese Immigrants in the United States

Posted by charlon 336 days ago Vietnam
http://www.migrationpolicy.org —

Within the past four decades, the once-tiny population of Vietnamese immigrants in the United States has grown into one of the country’s largest foreign-born groups. Vietnamese migration to the United States has occurred in three waves, the first beginning in 1975 at the end of the Vietnam War, when the fall of Saigon led to the U.S.-sponsored evacuation of approximately 125,000 Vi

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ASEAN Economic Community to open door for more foreign workers in Vietnam - News VietNamNet

Posted by jaypee 348 days ago Vietnam
http://english.vietnamnet.vn —

Ryan Lee, managing director of Moldpia Byuckjin, a South Korean enterprise specializing in making prototypes at its factory in the Thach That Industrial Zone in Hanoi, said the company set up in Viet Nam to take full advantage of the cheap and skilled labor force. However, he said that the company realised that recruiting skilled workers was not as easy as they had thought.

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