Viet Nam: Some 1,700 out of 1,928 workers at the Korean-owned Texwell Vina Company, which has closed and whose managers have fled the country, have received unemployment benefits while more than 600 have found new jobs, Đồng Nai Province authorities have reported.
The provincial People’s Committee on Sunday approved a payment of nearly VNĐ1.4 billion (US$61,000) from the local budget to pay social insurance premiums, which the company had failed to pay since last August.
According to the province’s Labour Union, social insurance books have been returned to 1,700 workers while the rest have not received them. Almost 300 workers who have not received social insurance books might have returned home, but they would continue to receive help from provincial authorities to find a new job as promised.
Nguyễn Hòa Hiệp, deputy chairman of the People’s Committee, said the province has urged other local enterprises to hire Texwell Vina workers aged over 40.
Lê Nhật Trường, president of the Trade Union of PouSung Việt Nam (Bàu Xéo Industrial Park), said his company has taken in more than 600 workers.
Regardless of age they would be paid salaries of over VNĐ5 million a month, bonuses and overtime pay when they start working by the end of next month, he said.