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200.000 jobs for Vietnamese unemployees to overcome COVID-19 pandemic

May 03, 2020 | 09:00

A 200,000-job-opportunity project named “Thousands of jobs in hand to fight against COVID-19" has been kicked off recently aiming to support employees and enterprises to overcome the pandemic. 

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The project aims to create 200,000 job opportunities from more than 10,000 enterprises across the Vietnam; thereby, it is expected to successfully connect 100,000 candidates to the business in need of recruitment.

200000 jobs for vietnamese unemployees to overcome covid 19 pandemic
Job seekers are looking for job opportunities. Photo: laodongxahoi

With a huge database of 6.2 millions of job seekers and 500,000 corporate clients from 4 job portals, including Timviecnhanh.com, Vieclam24h.vn, Viectotnhat.com, and Mywork.com.vn, the project will contribute in resolving the critical issue due to COVID-19: More and more people are losing their jobs while the enterprises are failing to recruit suitable personnel.

According to Mr. Ho Anh Tuan – Chairman of the Vietnam Association of Business Culture Development (VNABC), the project “Thousands of jobs in hand to fight against COVID-19" is a specific project under the overall program "For a healthy Vietnam". The key objective of this program is to focus on encouraging business communities from different sectors to stand strong together for not only maintain their business but also to collectively protect their workers in terms of social and economic conditions.

The COVID-19 has become a global pandemic with serious consequences to Vietnam and the whole world, affecting every aspect of the lives of human beings, including unemployment. However, while many companies have to reduce human resources due to their financial difficulties, a number of enterprises are trying to maintain their operational business and keep their growth’s target. And they are facing an urgent need of recruiting suitable and qualified employees.

The project “Thousands of jobs in hand to fight against COVID-19" is an initiative of solving the unemployment issue, which enables enterprises together with the Government to overcome difficulties and challenges to combat COVID-19 pandemic.

200000 jobs for vietnamese unemployees to overcome covid 19 pandemic
The project “Thousands of jobs in hand to fight against COVID-19" aims to support employees and enterprises to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo: laodongxahoi

Besides the main activity of supporting people seeking jobs and enterprises with the need of recruitment by providing a free-of-charge service through the collaboration with relating HR channels, the project is expected to create added values for everyone with practical solutions, for instance: training programs, job and investment counseling, business cooperation networking, business model conversion, digital transforming, and business cultural development.

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit Vietnam from the end of January, directly impacting the domestic labour market, VNA cited statistic from the General Statistics Office (GSO)'s report on labour and jobs in the first quarter of this year as showing.

Unemployment also reached the highest rate over the last five years, Vu Thi Thu Thuy, head of the GSO’s Department of Population and Labour Statistics, said.

In the first quarter, the number of unemployed people out of the working-age population was nearly 1.1 million, up by 26,000 people from the previous quarter and up 26,800 people year on year.

At the same time, the income growth rate of labour year on year was nearly a half of the growth rate in the first quarter of last year compared to the first quarter of 2018.

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