While labor export is considered as a means to alleviate poverty, Vietnamese overseas workers returning home face employment uncertainties.
The Vietnamese government may have advocated "labour export" as the means to alleviate unemployment and boost domestic labour skills, but overseas workers returning home continue to stare down the barrel of employment uncertainties.
Cuong Gian Commune, in Nghi Xuan District of the central province of Ha Tinh, was once considered an exemplary "model" of labour export. It transformed itself from a poor fishing village to a prosperous commune, thanks to the remittances from abroad.
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