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According to statistics of the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, up to 12.8 million Vietnamese people aged 15 and older were negatively affected by the Covid-19 epidemic in the second quarter of 2021.

Over 1.1 million people unemployed, nearly 13 million others affected by Covid-19 pandemic

Vietnam’s labor market in the first half of 2021 was heavily affected by the 3rd and 4th outbreaks of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the Vietnam General Statistics Office’s report released on July 6.

Vietnam aims to bring 90,000 labourers to work abroad in 2021

The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) is striving to bring 90,000 Vietnamese labourers to work abroad in 2021.

Average income of workers jumps 35% over last five years

Average income of Vietnamese workers surged by 35% in 2016-2020 period, according to the Viet Nam General Confederation of Labor (VGCL).

Nearly 32 million Vietnamese workers “adversely impacted” by pandemic

As of September, 31.8 million above-15-year-old labourers in Vietnam were negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic with either job losses, reduced working hours and income or rotational leave.

Vietnamese workers in South Korea to lose deposits over contract violations

More than 1,400 Vietnamese guest workers in South Korea are set to lose their deposit of VND100 million (US$4,239) each due to fleeing from their workplace or attempting to illegally stay in the country.

Hanoi market porters struggle to survive COVID-19 outbreak

Vietnamese porters at markets across Hanoi capital are struggling to earn a living due to the economic impact of the second wave of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Migrant workers struggle to survive amid second COVID-19 outbreak

Migrant workers in HCM City are seeking part-time work to compensate for reduced hours after the second COVID-19 outbreak.

Wage proposal made to facilitate upswing

Vietnam may break a 10-year trend by not increasing regional minimum wages for private businesses in 2021 to help ease the financial burden on those ailing from the pandemic.

Foreign markets to reopen door for Vietnamese workers

Foreign markets such as Japan, Germany, and Taiwan (China) have moved to welcome Vietnamese workers yet again, according to the foreign labour management department at the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.

 

Japan pledges support, protection for Vietnamese interns

Japan has committed to supporting and protecting Vietnamese trainees, while proposing setting up a hotline between the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare and the Vietnam Embassy to assist interns.

 

Affordable homes still a dream for many Vietnamese workers

Only 28 per cent of industrial zone workers are provided with stable accommodation, while the rest have to rent houses with poor sanitation and infrastructure.

More than 132,000 Vietnamese go overseas for work in 2019

More than 132,800 Vietnamese workers went working overseas during the 11 months of 2019, surpassing the year's target of 120,000, according to figures from the Vietnam Association of Manpower Supply (VAMAS).

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.

Japan takes lead in attracting Vietnamese workers

Japan has overtaken Taiwan as the most popular destination for Vietnamese guest workers, according to the Department of Overseas Labor, under the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs.

 

VN’s officials likely to send first report on lorry deaths back today

Two separate groups of public security and foreign affairs officials departed for the United Kingdom at the weekend, following news that all victims in the Essex lorry tragedy were believed to be Vietnamese.

VN Labor Ministry warns against illegal overseas work

The Overseas Labor Management Department, under the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, has warned of risks for local laborers who illegally go abroad for work, especially in Japan, South Korea and Singapore.

Golden opportunity for Vietnamese workers

With a host of high-income nations opening their doors to Vietnamese guest workers in recent times, this marks a golden opportunity for local labourers to secure a quality job and enjoy attractive incomes.

Occupational safety remains a problem in Vietnam

Nearly 8,000 work accidents occurred in 2018, killing 1,039 people and injuring 7,190 people, according to Nguyen Thanh Do from the HCM City Federation of Labour.

 

Vietnam wins silver medal at WorldSkills 2019

Vietnam secured a silver medal at the 45th World Skills Competition (WorldSkills 2019) which concluded in Kazan, the Republic of Tatarstan (Russia) on August 27.