Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Nguyen Van Thanh on November 26 had a meeting with heads of Vietnamese representative agencies abroad who have been appointed in 2021.
High expectation for Vietnam’s US$1.1-billion social relief package
Workers forced to take unpaid leave from 15 days to below one month would receive VND1.85 million ($80.4) per person, and VND3.71 million ($161.23) if taking an unpaid leave of over one month.
Employee recruitment in Vietnam to pick up strongly post-COVID
Worker demand is expected to soar after COVID-19. Businesses will expand recruitment activities as they need workers to revive production and grab opportunities from investors' relocation moves.
Encouraging more people to join the voluntary social insurance scheme
From this year on, May will be observed as a month to encourage all Vietnamese working people to participate in the national social insurance scheme.
Ministry aims to alter uses of overseas employment fund
A new draft law would make it easier for authorities to financially support Vietnamese workers abroad in times of crisis, but National Assembly deputies are divided over whether to approve it.
The health of VN manufacturing sector worsens amid Covid-19 crisis
The Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) in Vietnam fell from 49 points in February to 41.9 points in March.
Ministries merger in the spotlight
Hoang Ngoc Vinh, former director of the Department of Vocational Training, talks of the creation of the Ministry of Education-Science and Technology.
Over 650,000 Vietnamese labourers working abroad
About 650,000 Vietnamese are working in more than 40 countries and territories worldwide, according to statistics of the Department of Overseas Labour under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA).
Vietnam suspends sending workers to Middle East
The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) on January 8 ordered agencies and localities to halt sending workers to the Middle East in the face of current tensions in the region.
Labor shortage may cause a ‘bottleneck’ in EVFTA implementation
The need for laborers is expected to become more serious when the EU-Vietnam FTA (EVFTA) takes effect.
VN enterprises, schools prepare to train more laborers
Many school graduates cannot find jobs, and enterprises complain they cannot find suitable workers or have to retrain them.
VN businesses oppose reduction of working hours
The business community has protested the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs’ (MOLISA) intention to cut the weekly maximum working hours from 48 to 44 hours.
Who will benefit when Vietnam raises the minimum wage?
According to the World Bank, Vietnam has had the sharpest minimum wage increase in the region, a 14 percent rise in the 2014-2016 period.
More than 280,000 people receive unemployment allowance
A total of 280,084 people have received unemployment allowance so far this year, and more than 13,600 people were supported with vocational training.
Vietnam pledges to fulfill ILO membership obligations
Vietnam will make all-out efforts to fulfill its obligations as a member of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and further promote cooperation between the organisation and tripartite actors.
Bloomberg Philanthropies, MoLISA co-operate in teaching kids water safety skills
The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs have teamed up with Bloomberg Philanthropies to carry out a project that focuses on preventing drowning among 8,200 children in Vietnam's eight provinces and cities.
Vietnam’s productivity still low, only triples over the last 25 years
The highest added value lies in R&D, and if Vietnam continues to rely on outsourcing, its productivity will not improve significantly.