S. Korea recruiting Vietnamese fishermen

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S. Korea recruiting Vietnamese fishermen

Through Vietnamese labor exporters, the Korea Fishery Trade Association (KFTA) is recruiting Vietnamese workers for its near-shore fishing boats, Vietnam’s Department of Overseas Labor Management (DOLM) reported.

3 Vietnamese fishermen working for a fishing company in South Korea Photo: TTLC



Candidates for the jobs are not required to attend a competitive examination, but they must have at least three years of experience working on sea fishing boats, the center said.

They must be men who are between the ages of 21-35, free from social diseases and congenital anomalies, not vulnerable to seasickness, and without any previous convictions.

Once admitted by KFTA, workers will be trained for two months before being sent to South Korea to work under three-year contracts at a basic salary of about 900,000 won, or US$830, per month.

South Korean employers will pay the cost of food, accommodation and insurance for the workers they receive, said Nguyen Tri Dung, deputy general director of the Tourism, Trading and Labor Export Company (TTLC), one of the seven Vietnamese companies appointed by KFTA as recruiters.

“Workers who perform well at work will be given a two-year extension of their contracts,” Dung said.

The six other recruiters include the Transport Investment Co-operation and Import - Export Corporation (Tracimexo), the International Manpower Supply and Trade Company (Sona), the Labor Export - Trading and Tourist Company (Sovilaco), Hoang Long Human Resources Supplying Development Corporation (Hoanglong Huresu), the Labor Supplying and Training Cooperation (Letco), and Sao Viet Co Ltd, said Nguyen Ngoc Quynh, head of DOLM.

The total expense every qualified candidate must pay before they leave Vietnam is about US$8,500, including US$4,000 as deposit, $1,500 for the brokerage fee, $1,250 for half of the service charge, roughly $1,000 for the management fee, $250 for training, $450 for airfare, and $50 for visa, DOLM said.

When the workers return to Vietnam after their contracts are terminated, the above companies will repay them the deposit, together with an amount of accrued interest, the agency added.

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