Seminar looks to promote labour exports to Czech Republic

Vietnam’s labourer supplying capacity and demand for foreign workers of the Czech Republic’s Karlovy Cary region were discussed at a conference held in Karlovy Vary city on December 8.

Vietnam has provided 500,000 Vietnamese labourers skilled in healthcare, engineering and mechanical engineering for 40 countries, including Japan, the Republic of Korea, and Qatar and it is able to supply high quality workforce for the Czech Republic.

Karlovy Vary is in need of 6,500 workers while the figure in the whole country is 700,000, thus local businesses are planning to hire labourers outside the European Union, including those from Vietnam.

At the event, Vietnamese Ambassador to the Czech Republic Ho Minh Tuan said that labour cooperation deal between the two countries has expired since 2008 and is yet to be re-signed. The exchange of experts between the two countries is not to be carried out yet.

Most of the Vietnamese workers go to the Czech Republic through a brokerage company with high fees, Tuan noted, adding that contracts signed between the European country’s localities and more than 260 licensed enterprises in Vietnam are necessary in the coming time.

He also laid stress on the need for both sides to take measures and make efforts to concretise the cooperation agreements.

In a talk with a Prague-based Vietnam News Agency correspondent, Josef Janu, an official from Karlovy Vary, said that most of the employment vacancies are in healthcare, tourism resort and handicraft production sectors, hence, skilled workers from Vietnam are welcomed.

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