16:07 | 17/05/2015 Economy- Society
(VEN ) - Hundreds of workers who returned home from the Republic of Korea (RoK) joyously gathered at a recruitment session which took place in Hanoi and was dedicated to those who previously worked in the RoK, as part of the Employment Permit System (EPS) program.
Thirty-eight businesses offered 749 jobs for those workers who came from Hanoi, Thai Binh, Thai Nguyen, Phu Tho, Vinh Phuc, Cao Bang, Nghe An and Thanh Hoa. About 42.59 percent of the offers required secondary level technicians; 30.57 percent required graduates from colleges or high schools. Most of the recruits are going to work in business and marketing, civil and industrial electricity and refrigeration industries, while some others were recruited to work as sellers, customer care takers and staff of restaurants and hotels.
Fourteen out of 38 businesses have recruited 325 people who are going to work as electricians, engineers, welders, glass window installers and Korean language interpreters.
“This recruitment session as part of the Employment Permit System (EPS) program offers people who previously worked in the RoK opportunities to find domestic suitable jobs in order to rapidly stabilize their lives,” said Vu Quang Thanh, the Deputy Director of the Hanoi Center for Employment Service (HCES).
In recent years, many people have chosen to go to work abroad to address their personal economic difficulties and gradually improve their living standards. However, many of these workers have been unable to find a suitable job after returning home due to differences in their trained skills, techniques and incomes. So, quite a few of them have strived to stay illegally in the host country to find an additional job after their labor contract ended. Last year, illegal Vietnamese workers in the RoK accounted for more than 30 percent of the total number of Vietnamese workers in the RoK, which has adversely affected the implementation of the Vietnam-RoK Labor Agreement as well as the benefit of legal workers in the RoK.
Government Decision 95/2013/ND-CP issued on March 10, 2014 stipulates fines for illegal Vietnamese workers in the RoK. To date, more than 300 such workers have been fined from VND80-100 million each.
Recognizing that, in addition to calling on illegal Vietnamese workers in the RoK to come home and applying fines for illegal Vietnamese workers in the RoK, the Hanoi Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs and the Hanoi Center for Employment Service got together to organize this recruitment session, with the intention to help workers who used to work in the RoK find suitable jobs. This effort would help reduce the number of illegal Vietnamese workers in the RoK while making use of this valuable source of skilled workers.
“We will manage to offer domestic jobs for those who do not wish to continue working in the RoK and who have completed their labor contracts in the RoK and are going to come back home,” Thanh added.
By Thanh Tam