The Hanoitimes - The Czech Republic has high demand for foreign labor as it currently falls short of more than 200,000 workers and the figure is predicted to triple soon.
The Czech Republic has resumed issuing long-term visas for Vietnamese laborers from June 6 and the Czech Republic Embassy in Hanoi has received the first batch of visa applications submitted by 200 Vietnamese workers, Tuoi Tre news reported.
According to the Ministry of Labor – Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA), the move was made after nearly one year the Czech Republic halted issuing work visas for Vietnamese laborers, citing overloading and security concerns.
PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his Czech counterpart Andrej Babis. Photo: Quang Hieu
“With the Czech Republic announcing to reissue long-term visa for Vietnamese nationals and some of its localities and enterprises expressing their wish to hire workers from Vietnam, more Vietnamese are forecast to travel to the Czech Republic in the upcoming time,” the MoLISA said.
The Czech Republic has high demand for foreign labor as it currently falls short of more than 200,000 workers and the figure is predicted to triple due to the country’s sustainable economic growth and native Czech workers go to other West European nations for a job.
Re-granting work visas for Vietnamese is a step to realize the agreement between Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his Czech counterpart Andrej Basis during the former’s visit to the European nation in April 2019.
During the high-level talks, both sides agreed to boost bilateral cooperation in terms of labor force, education and training, agriculture, science and technology, environment, culture and tourism.
Vietnamese PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Minister of MoLISA Dao Ngoc Dung also discussed the issue of promoting labor cooperation between the two countries with Czech PM Andrej Babis and the host agreed to accord Vietnamese citizens long-term visa for working and doing business in the Czech Republic.