Vietnam to keep electronic records of employees

The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) is planning to issue electronic employment records for workers aged 15 and above.
By: | June 14, 2022

The ministry has assigned its Department of Employment to develop the records, which will serve as a labour database connected with the national database, on the basis of which authorities can easily carry out training, labour assistance, and demand-supply balancing policies, Deputy Minister Le Van Thanh was quoted as saying.

Director of the department Vu Trong Binh said such records will contain information on the entire working process, capacity, and mobility of all workers in the market. Information will be transformed into QR codes which employers can scan to learn about their employees.

He said the pandemic has created many challenges, forcing labour management to change and adapt. E-employment records will help enhance transparency in the labour market, including labour recruitment and contracts, as well as in authorities’ management activities. 

Also, as workers’ information is updated to the system, businesses can find their labour supply while jobseekers have access to suitable employers. 

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The data will also help state agencies to make forecasts about the labour market so as to draft socio-economic development plans, while educational and training programmes can be aligned with the market’s demand, according to Binh, according to VNA.