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