勞動參與是越南新移民女性賦權的重要途徑之一，不僅能加強自我的認同與實踐，提升在家庭裡的權力地位，勞動市場更是促進新移民女性「社會化」學習的最佳場所。透過工作的磨練和實際的社會接觸，可加速新移民女性對台灣社會的認知，改善社會大眾對不同族群的既有成見，同時更將有助於多元族群的融合與和諧發展。 Vietnam bride immigrants move to Taiwan to chase a better life. Most of them have great pleasure to work for different purposes: improve the economic status of their family of origin, support their Taiwan family and fulfill personal desires. They are supposed to play the traditional role of daughter-in-law. But the constraint of housework, the weakness of marital reliance and the ethnic background reduce their working opportunities. However, Vietnam bride immigrants are not completely passive to accept the hegemonic ideology. They try to persuade their family members or take other methods in order to reduce the workload of their housework and obtain the agreement to work.
Vietnam bride immigrants are disadvantaged in the labor market. The ethnic and socio-economic background limits their working choices. Some of them are just housewives or unpaid assistants in their family business. Others may be employed as part-time employees or blue-collar workers, and sometimes they are forced to quit because of family issues. The feature of the labor force participation of Vietnam bridge immigrants is diversified and fluctuant.
Job creation is the best way for Vietnam bride immigrants to empower themselves. It may help their self-identity and strengthen their position and power in the family relations. It will also increase the chances of social contact and improve the understanding and the interaction of different ethnic groups.