Australia opens door to Vietnamese agricultural workers

By VNA   March 19, 2024 | 10:39 pm PT
Vietnam's Deputy Minister of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs Nguyen Ba Hoan and Australian Ambassador to Vietnam Andrew Goledzinowski have signed a plan to implement the Memorandum of Understanding between the two Governments to support Vietnamese citizens to work in the agricultural industry in Australia.

Under the MoU, the two sides will support 1,000 Vietnamese workers to work in the agricultural industry in Australia under the Pacific Australia Labor Mobility (PALM) scheme, beginning this year.

Hoan said that Australia has a developed economy and modern agriculture, and the Vietnam-Australia labor cooperation will help Vietnamese workers get good incomes, guaranteed working conditions, and opportunities to learn advanced knowledge, skills, and science and technology. At the same time, labor cooperation in this field will meet the needs of human resources, bringing benefits to both countries.

Several agencies and units will be allowed to recruit workers to work in Australia's agricultural production sector. Australia will coordinate with Vietnam to identify, approve and announce the list of eligible units and enterprises to participate in the PALM scheme.

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