In September alone, a whooping 16,080 labourers, including 5,626 female workers left Vietnam to work abroad. Traditional markets which employed most Vietnamese workers included Japan, Taiwan (China) and the Republic of Korea (RoK). The Vietnam Labour Management Board in the RoK reported that by the end of June 2018, Vietnam had 38,331 people working in the country according to the Employment Permit System (EPS) program, 7,067 labourers in near shore fishing and 1,788 qualified workers with the existing work visa (E-7). In this period, nearly 1,500 workers who had been staying illegally in the country surprisingly voluntarily returned home. The country planned to receive 3,500 Vietnamese workers in the manufacturing sector, excluding agriculture and fisheries, this year. The MoLISA’s Overseas Worker Centre has announced the recruitment of 500 candidates for the Technical Intern Training Program in Japan (Phase three-2018) in the fields of construction and manufacturing. The exams will be held from late October 2018 to January 2019. Those who pass the exams will have the opportunity to work in Japan for 3 to 5 years and get a generous basic salary of VND25-30 million per month. This year, the labour sector aims to send 110,000 workers abroad. If the current rate of workers going aboard continues they should have no setbacks in reaching their target.