Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Vietnam works to ensure 49.5 million jobs by 2010

BAC NINH, Dec. 17 -– Vietnam’s labor ministry has set a target of establishing employment centers in 40 cities and provinces, in addition to 50 websites connected to the national job market information portal, to ensure employment for 49.5 million people by 2010.

The Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs is also aiming to develop a job placement system, linked to the employment websites of all 63 cities and provinces by 2015.

This plan was unveiled at a workshop to review experiences in the organization of employment fairs, which took place in northern Bac Ninh province on Tuesday.

Over the past two years, a total of 105 job fairs were organized at 23 employment centers nationwide, attracting between 5,000-7,000 job seekers per event. To date, 20 localities have developed their own employment websites or portals.

Representatives from job centers in Hanoi , Hai Duong, Bac Ninh and Da Nang city said that monthly job fairs help to satisfy the demands of the labor market.

They, however, voiced their concerns about the lack of up-to-date information regarding the labor market, as well as a paucity of information regarding the demand and supply of laborers at fairs. (PNA/VNA)