Firms warned: Don't send staff to Angola

The Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs has not allowed any enterprise to send workers to Angola, the ministry's Department of Overseas Labor has announced.

It made the announcement on its website to warn against vacancy ads that recruit workers to work in the African country.

The department said Vietnamese professionals specializing in health, agriculture and education sectors currently working in Angola had been sent there under labor co-operation agreements between Viet Nam and Angola years ago.

It noted that in recent years, many Vietnamese workers had come to Angola to work without legal labor contract as they were deceived by attractive promises of some enterprises and individuals.

Many were subject to unsafe working environment and working outside the law, which led them to being caught by the local police and then deported home.

Currently, vacancy ads about job opportunities in Angola can easily be found on some websites such as or