Vietnam strives to have 62 percent of labourers trained
Updated : Tuesday, January 08, 2019 9:49 AM (GMT+0700)

Vietnam sets atarget of having 60-62 percent of its labourers trained by the end of 2019, ofwhom 24-25 percent will be granted certificates.

Illustrative image - Source: VNA

The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA)said it will coordinate with other sectors and localities to support jobgeneration for about 100,000 workers through loans from the National EmploymentFund.

The ministry will focus on improving vocational educationquality and providing employment consultancy for around 2 million people. Itwill work to send more than 100,000 labourers abroad this year.

According to the MOLISA, in 2018, the country created jobsfor nearly 1.65 million workers, surpassing the yearly plan by 3 percent. Ofthem, over 1.5 million obtained jobs at home while the remaining were sent towork abroad. 

The rate of trained workers hit 58 percent and theunemployment rate in urban areas was kept under 4 percent.

2019 is considered a promising year for Vietnam’s labourexport with a series of potential markets with good jobs and salaries areopening door for Vietnamese workers overseas.

Japan continues to be a favourite destination for manyVietnamese workers, according to the MOLISA’s Overseas Worker ManagementDepartment. 

The number of Vietnamese workers going to Japan to work thisyear is expected to increase strongly after the Japan’s Cabinet last monthapproved an immigration bill to introduce 345,000 blue-collar foreign workersin the next five years. The bill, which will take effect from April 2019, opensmore job opportunities for Vietnamese workers.

Source: VNA

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