Monday, June 23, 2008

Vietnam creates 780,000 jobs in 6 months

780,000 jobs created in six months
13:34' 22/06/2008 (GMT+7)

At an employment service centre in Hanoi
VietNamNet Bridge – Around 780,000 people got jobs in the first half of 2008 while 43,000 others went abroad to work, Deputy Minister of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs Dam Huu Dac said on June 19.

“With 780,000 new jobs created so far this year, we have achieved half of the target for 2008,” Dac said.

As for manpower export, Vietnam has fulfilled 50.6% of its yearly target, with 43,000 sent abroad so far this year. Meanwhile, nearly 650,000 people were admitted to vocational training schools, including 55,000 to vocational training colleges and secondary schools.

However, there is a paradox in the labour market that industrial and export processing zones in the northern provinces of Bac Ninh, Thanh Hoa and Ha Tay lack tens of thousands of technical workers and trained labourers.

“Why are we exporting workers instead of training them for local businesses?” Dac asked.

In Hanoi and HCM City, large numbers of workers have quit jobs due to low salaries, a result of inflation.