VN expects to create 1.5 million jobs in 2020
11:57 | 07/02/2020
VGP - The Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs has set a target to generate jobs for 1.5 million workers, and help some 100,000 labourers to find jobs through the National Employment Fund in 2020.

VN expects to create 1.5 million jobs in 2020

Experts said at a recent conference that Viet Nam has a large pool of workers; however, the quality of the human resources remains low, offering foreign workers advantages.

Particularly, the fourth industrial revolution is dramatically affecting the Vietnamese labour market as automation and virtual assistance will replace a wide range of jobs in the time ahead.

Therefore, workers should get retraining to well adapt to the new situation if they do not want to be jobless.

According to Director of the Institute of Labour Science and Social Affairs Dao Quang Vinh, human resources are a big problem of local firms since labour quality lags behind requirements of the socio-economic development, especially in the context of the fourth industrial revolution.

Due attention should be paid to training management, he said, adding human resources development should be made in a flexible manner so that trainees are able to choose the most suitable curricula.

The ministry said that the rate of workers receiving training should reach 63-65%.

Last year, more than 1.5 million domestic jobs were created in 2019, while 147,000 people were sent to work overseas

Deputy Minister of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs Le Tan Dung said that a total of over 1.65 million Vietnamese were employed this year, slightly surpassing the initial target by 3.5 %.

Such achievements came following a series of actions and plans carried out by the ministry to develop the labour market, forecast demand and play an intermediary role to connect supply and demand in the market, Dung said.

“The ministry has carried out a range of programmes, projects and policies on employment aid for workers, especially young adults, people with disabilities, rural and migrant workers, women and those of ethnic minorities,” he said.

The ministry also tried to improve the performance of job centres while opening various job exchanges and job fairs more regularly, according to the deputy minister.

Regarding efforts to expand the overseas labour market, Dung reported that the ministry successfully explored a number of new and potential markets in Europe in 2019./.

By Hoang Ha

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