Labor

Informal labor

Informal workers wary of opt-in social insurance

Farmers and workers in the informal sector are often reluctant to buy voluntary social insurance because they do not understand its benefits and lack knowledge about the programme.[]As of the end of last year, the country had 221,000 holders of voluntary social insurance cards.Keep reading ...

VNA Reporter

Jobless rate among university graduates falls

Due to robust economic growth, the country’s unemployment rate, especially among higher-education people, last quarter decreased significantly compared to the previous quarter and the same period in 2016.Keep reading ...

Thuy Dung

Jobs outlook good for 2018, say recruiters

The job market in Việt Nam is expected to be largely positive next year as the country continues to develop its manufacturing base, recruitment companies say.Keep reading ...

VIR Reporter

Textile industry in the throes of change brought by automation

Some 300-400 engineers are needed every year by the yarn, fabric and dyeing sectors while universities supply only around 30, experts said.[]In Việt Nam 86 per cent of garment and footwear workers are expected to be affected by the labour-replacement process.Keep reading ...

VNS Reporter

No-contract, informal workers don’t enjoy social welfare policies

As many as 76.7 per cent of informal workers do not have a contract of employment and do not enjoy social welfare policies. []The country had 40 million informal labourers, including 18 million people doing non-agricultural jobs (no-contract workers at construction sites, household-scaled production, small traders) ...

VNS Reporter

APEC 2017: Supporting laborers to adapt to age of digital economy

Facilitating cross-border e-commerce, equipping laborers with new skills adaptable to employment requirements in the age of digital economy, and unlocking development potentials of the region by increasing the number of high-quality human resources and education cooperation are important topics at the APEC Business Summit 2017 ...

Hanh Dung

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