More people find employment in Ho Chi Minh City

In the first two months of this year, nearly 55,000 people in Ho Chi Minh City found jobs, including 28,000 in February.
By: | March 14, 2022
Topics: News | Recruitment | Vietnam

This was according to the Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs which said that more than 12,000 new jobs were created in February alone. These were mainly in catering services, retail, wholesale, food and other sectors, raising the number of new jobs created since the beginning of this year to around 25,000, which translates to 17.85% of the government’s target of creating 140,000 jobs in 2022.

The department is also planning to provide vocational training for 371,000 workers this year, and is providing consultations to the municipal People’s Committee on programmes on vocational training and job generation, boosting links between labourers and businesses, and organising employment transactions. 

It has also helped workers return to work through social welfare policies by providing low-cost social housing, persuading house owners to reduce rents, and building more accommodations for workers in industrial zones.

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The department will also focus on ensuring social welfare for vulnerable groups and those affected by COVID-19 like poor and needy households, the elderly and children orphaned by the pandemic, said director Le Minh Tan, according to VNA.