HÀ NỘI – The Việt Nam Association of Manpower Supply (VAMAS) yesterday announced the results of the annual evaluation of migrant worker recruitment agencies, with 43 per cent of agencies ranked receiving a five star rating.
The annual ranking, the fourth of its kind, evaluates recruitment agencies’ performance against VAMAS’s code of conduct for recruitment agencies introduced in 2010. The evaluation of recruitment agencies is carried out with the support of the International Labour Organization (ILO).
The code is a voluntary instrument that aims to improve compliance with Vietnamese legislation and international standards, to promote better business management and to protect migrant workers from exploitation, including forced labour and human trafficking.
VAMAS President Nguyễn Lương Trào said that “more and more recruitment agencies applying the code of conduct have shown progress” in various areas including selection of partners and donors, training and support for migrant workers and job security for returning workers.