(VOV) - An official from the Republic of Korea (RoK) has advised Vietnamese guest-workers to comply with the legal system of their country of residence so they will have more opportunities to stay and work there.
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Lee Hang-bock, director of a centre that assists guest-workers in Cheonan, the RoK, gave this advice on April 15 during a consultancy meeting with Vietnamese workers who are returning home.
Lee affirmed that his centre is willing to help Vietnamese workers seize opportunities and build on their strengths such as diligence and the ability to learn new skills quickly. He added that Korean employers often preferred Vietnamese workers because of these positive qualities.
The Director of a Vietnamese centre for overseas labourers, Phan Van Minh, admitted that in recent times, a number of Vietnamese workers had requested a change of workplace for non-legitimate reasons and tried to stay illegally in the RoK after their contracts expired.
Minh also called on Vietnamese workers to stick to the contracts they signed and obey the local laws.
He emphasized that workers will create more job opportunities for themselves and others by following the laws of both countries.
Since 2004, Vietnam has sent more than 63,000 guest-workers to the RoK, accounting for 25 percent of the total number of foreign workers from 15 nations under the RoK’s EPS program.