Foreigners craving SI streamlining

Foreigners craving SI streamlining

Three months into full mandatory social security contribution, foreign workers remain uncertain about its benefits. However, stakeholders are working towards a more refined system.
93,000 foreigners currently have work permits in Vietnam

93,000 foreigners currently have work permits in Vietnam

There are currently more than 93,000 foreigners with work permits in Vietnam, according to data from the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.
Japan, RoK, Taiwan welcome back Vietnamese guest workers

Japan, RoK, Taiwan welcome back Vietnamese guest workers

Japan, the Republic of Korea, and Taiwan (China) have announced their plans to resume the reception of Vietnamese labourers from November as many foreign labour markets have reopened after the COVID-19 pandemic is basically controlled.
Indonesia sets conditions for foreign workers

Indonesia sets conditions for foreign workers

Indonesian President Joko Widodo officially issued Government Regulation (PP) No. 34/2021 regarding the use of foreign labourers (TKA).
Malaysia sets tighter control on housing conditions for foreign workers

Malaysia sets tighter control on housing conditions for foreign workers

Malaysia’s Federal Territories Ministry will make it compulsory for every employer to provide details about accommodation for foreign workers being hired in order to obtain the development order approval.
Borders reopen to welcome essential overseas experts

Borders reopen to welcome essential overseas experts 2

Thousands of foreign workers will be allowed to enter the country as the Vietnamese government is moving to ease entry restrictions following the containment of the coronavirus.
Malaysia: Palm-oil industry urges gov’t to let foreign workers return

Malaysia: Palm-oil industry urges gov’t to let foreign workers return

Owners of palm plantations in Malaysia have urged the government to let foreign workers return.
Japanese Foreign Minister to visit Vietnam

Japanese Foreign Minister to visit Vietnam

Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan Toshimitsu Motegi will begin his visit to four Southeast Asian nations of Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines and Indonesia on January 5.
PM Phuc welcomes Japan’s new visa program

PM Phuc welcomes Japan’s new visa program

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc told Japanese reporters that he welcomes Japan’s new visa program for foreign workers, saying it is a promising area for more cooperation.
New social insurance policy’s early success

New social insurance policy’s early success

After its first three months of implementation, the fresh decree outlining compulsory insurance for foreign workers has produced satisfying results, despite the sizeable difficulties in its path...
Bettering new social insurance policy on foreigners

Bettering new social insurance policy on foreigners

The three-month performance of Decree No.143/2018/ND-CP on compulsory insurance for foreign workers has produced unsatisfying results mainly due to difficulties related to procedures and different languages.
German government plans to relax rules to attract foreign workers

German government plans to relax rules to attract foreign workers

Worker-starved Germany plans to ease immigration rules to attract foreign jobseekers and replenish its fast ageing workforce, despite mounting public resistance against new arrivals.
Policies come into effect in December

Policies come into effect in December

A string of fresh policies on holiday salary, pensions for female laborers, social insurance for foreign workers shall come into effect in December. 
Decree issued on compulsory social insurance for foreign workers

Decree issued on compulsory social insurance for foreign workers

The Government has officially issued a decree stipulating the details of compulsory social insurance for foreign employees in Việt Nam, which will take effect on December 1 this year.
Over 80,000 foreigners working in Vietnam

Over 80,000 foreigners working in Vietnam

Vietnam is now home to more than 80,000 foreign workers, according to Le Quang Trung, deputy head of the Department of Employment under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA).
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