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Ho Chi Minh City authorities have set a target of creating 140,000 new jobs in 2021, according to the city Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs’ plan for the year.

Share of female management in FDI highest among Vietnam economic sectors

The number of Vietnamese women accounts for half of the labor force but less than one-fourth of overall management roles.

ILO welcomes new Labour Code

The International Labour Organization (ILO) has welcomed the new rights of workers and employers in Vietnam from January 1 as the revised Labour Code adopted in 2019 takes effect.

Better protection of labor rights

The Labor Code 45/2019/QH14, to take effect from January 1, 2021, has many changes aiming to protect the interests of workers as well as employers. Many interests of workers will be better protected versus the current regulations.

Repatriated citizens: high-quality human resources for post-Covid-19

The number of repatriated citizens in the post-Covid-19 period is expected to increase, which will put pressure on the labor force and social security.

Labor market freezes due to Covid-19

Large companies are not recruiting workers, while small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are laying off workers as they cannot maintain a big staff during the Covid-19 crisis.

Vietnam’s achievements in ensuring gender equality

Vietnam has constantly fine-tuned its policies to boost gender equality and empower women. It has strengthened the role of the political system and mobilized social resources to achieve these goals.

Labor Code: Protection of workers is the most important

The Labor Code is a comprehensive legal document, specifying many contents such as labor contracts, the ability of workers to negotiate with employers, and minimum standards on working conditions, among others.


Revise the Labor Code to ensure implementation of relevant ILO conventions

The amended Labor Code, which was approved in October 2019 at the 8th Session of the 14th National Assembly, will contribute to the completion of the provisions on gender equality.


Internalize standards to enforce international commitments on workers' rights

Vietnam attaches great importance to sustainable and inclusive development, places people at the center and people is set as the goal of development, associating economic development with social security.


"It is human rights defined by the Constitution"

“How to make policies so that workers earn enough to afford their daily life, still have time to study and improve their skills, to entertain, to take care of themselves and their family...

Vietnam parliament requests building law on expats

The number of expats in Vietnam rose from 72,172 in 2013 to 88,845 in 2018, the majority of whom are holding key positions, including manager, CEO and technician.

What do Vietnamese business people think about proposals on working hours?

National Assembly Deputies spent the whole day on October 23 discussing the draft of the Labor Code.

Vietnamese firms want higher maximum level for overtime work

Seafood companies said because of the seasonality of the industry, organizing extra working shifts is a must to fulfill orders, though they have to pay more for overtime work.

50% of workers oppose raising retirement age: survey

Policymakers amending the Labor Code want to lift the retirement age but a survey has found that 50.7 percent of polled workers oppose the idea.

Amended labor code draft could weaken Vietnam's competitiveness: economists

Economists have voiced their disappointment about the draft of the amended labor code, saying that the competitiveness of the national economy will weaken because of rigid regulations on extra working hours and wages.

Has Honda Vietnam sacked 3,000 workers?

VietNamNet Bridge - Honda Vietnam has denied that 2,000-3,000 workers at its factory in Vinh Phuc province have been laid off.

Vietnamese businesses burdened with labor costs

VietNamNet Bridge - Some provisions of the Labor Code have placed difficulties on enterprises, especially those with a high number of workers.

New policies take effect in Vietnam in March

 VietNamNet Bridge – Six decrees and one circular are scheduled to take effect in March.

Manufacturers say long holidays disrupt production plans

VietNamNet Bridge – While travel firms are pleased about longer holidays, many manufacturing enterprises fear they will spoil their production plans.