Not worth it: laid-off workers shun free vocational education

Workers losing jobs amid the Covid-19 pandemic say the free vocational education on offer does not help them find new jobs. According to data from the national social insurance agency, of more than one million people receiving unemployment benefits nationwide, only 16,000 people have said they need vocational training to change their career paths.

Under a recent government decision, starting May 15, the vocational training support for those who lose their jobs will be increased from VND1 million to VND1.5 million per month.

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Le Tuyet