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More women in informal sector in Q1: GSO

The third COVID-19 resurgence has weakened the labour market recovery momentum gained in the second half of 2020 and forced many labourers, particularly women, to shift to informal employment, according to the latest report by the General Statistics Office (GSO).It is probably because women are ...

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 ...

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Technology empowers people with disabilities

Twenty-two people with visual impairments are attending a digital business training and coaching course for four months in Hà Nội to help them adapt to the fourth industrial revolution and co-exist with COVID-19. The trainees are mostly selling products online or working to become sale ...

Young people suffer most from the loss of employment in COVID-19

According to the report titled “Tackling the COVID-19 youth employment crisis in Asia and the Pacific”, the number of unemployed youths in Việt Nam may double this year, while the employment prospects of 663 million young people in Asia and the Pacific face challenges as ...

General Statistics Office announces employment data

As many as 1.2 million people have been laid off in the first six months of this year due to Covid-19 pandemic. Statistics from the General Statistics Office of Vietnam showed that the number of employed people in the first six months of the year ...

With jobs lost to Covid-19, Vietnamese struggle to make ends meet

Hundreds of thousands of people who lost their jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic are struggling to pay their bills. Though Vietnam has been among the earliest countries in the world to contain the virus and revive its economy, people are struggling to find jobs ...

More administrative procedures to go online: Minister

The Government of Vietnam wants the business community to provide feedback and input to help improve the National Public Service Portal, heard a conference held by the Prime Minister’s Council on Administrative Reform and the World Bank in Hanoi on May 19.The national public service ...

30% of disabled made unemployed by COVID-19: UNDP report

A UNDP report has found that some 30% of respondents in Vietnam who have disabilities were made unemployed by the COVID-19 pandemic while another 49% saw their working hours cut. The report, which provided a rapid assessment of the socioeconomic impact of COVID-19 on Vietnamese ...

Close to 5 million local workers affected by COVID-19 pandemic

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has caused approximately 5 million workers to either lose their jobs or stop work until further notice, therefore bringing the number of employed people during the first quarter of the year to a ten-year record low.According to a survey conducted ...

Realising the task of ensuring social welfare during epidemic prevention period

The National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee recently approved policies to support those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic as proposed by the Government. Accordingly, the Government will adopt a relief package worth nearly VND62 trillion (US$2.6 billion) to ensure the livelihoods of those who are living ...

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