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To pave the way for attracting giants

Many international institutions, investors and economic experts have noted that Vietnam is having an opportunity to attract the huge international capital flow. 

Growing waves of FDI investment set to pose challenges for unskilled workers

Foreign enterprises are beginning to shift their investments into industries that require medium-level workers or higher-skilled workers as opposed to putting money into labour-intensive industries as in the past,

Vietnam, Japan sign record of discussions on employing specific skilled workers

Vietnam’s Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs and the Japan International Training Cooperation Organisation yesterday signed a record of discussions on a specified skilled workers programme and technical intern programme.

ILO method to show much higher unemployment rate in VN

The Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs will work with the International Labor Organization (ILO) on a new method to calculate the unemployment rate in Vietnam after the second quarter’s 1.84 percent rate raised controversy.

Businesses sigh with relief as workers have returned

 VietNamNet Bridge – What bosses feared did not occur: 95 percent of workers in industrial zones (IZs) and export processing zones (EPZ) in the south east provinces have come back to work after Tet.

Social Headlines December 26

 Honouring President of SOS Children Villages International; Over 4.7 million euro for climate change adaptation; Over 5 million rural workers employed in five years; JICA funds two transport projects

Severe power shortage to hit next dry season

 The Ministry of Industry and Trade, and Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) have warned of severe shortage of power during the next dry season as existing hydropower plants are now old and new ones have still not been constructed.

Price and the human rights war

Asian countries are widely known as the largest workshops of the world, especially of the famous Western fashion brands.

Worker dies by huge falling rock

 A worker was killed on Monday after a rock weighing nearly six tonnes fell on him while he and others were working on ta mining site.


 Vietnam, Japan research genetically modified cassava; EuroCham launches Green-Biz 2013; Seafood subject to higher anti-dumping duties; HCM City scheme for exterior bus advertising


 UK volunteers cycle for Vietnamese babies; HCM City presents office building to Laos; Training 150,000 rural labourers in 2013; Wall Street English opens first Vietnam centre

More unemployed female workers than male workers: statistics

VietNamNet Bridge – In early 2013, Vietnam had about 857,000 unemployed workers, of which women accounted for the majority with 53.8 percent.


Germany, Australia support climate change; Public administrative reform impact to be gauged; Demographic challenges to Vietnam; Vietnam strengthens int’l cooperation in demining

Thousands of bachelors employed as workers at Da Nang’s factory

The Poster Da Nang Electronic Co. Ltd has nearly 1,000 bachelor degree holders who work as normal workers. This is just a single example demonstrating the shortcomings and imbalance of the current human resource training in Vietnam.

200,000 people in HCM City at risk of unemployment

VietNamNet Bridge - The economic situation in 2013 is anticipated to be difficult. Nearly 200,000 people in Ho Chi Minh City will be very difficult to find a job.