Support extended to furloughed Vietnamese workers in Japan due to COVID-19

(VOVWORLD) - Many of more than 235,000 Vietnamese workers in Japan have been on furlough due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Japanese Ministry of Justice has announced supportive policies for foreign workers who lost their jobs due to the pandemic. Tran Thi Van Ha from the Vietnamese Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs’ Overseas Workers Management Department said workers and practitioners could file an application to ask for support.

“Japan has initiated the job transformation policy where workers on furlough could ask for job opportunities in other professions by filing applications. This will help Vietnamese workers to start a new career with the same wages as local workers receive currently,” she said.