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Bac Giang (VNA) –
The northern province of Bac Giang aims to generate jobs for 31,000 labourers, of whom 3,700 are expected to be sent abroad under contracts.

Local vocational training institutions are scheduled to admit 28,500 students in 2020, thus increasing the rate of trained workers in the local workforce to 70 percent, according to the provincial Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.

The province will strive to bring the unemployment rate in urban areas down to 3 percent this year.

To that end, Bac Giang will take synchronous measures, focusing on disseminating basic employment regulations and providing vocational consultations, vocational training and job creation policies to labourers, according to director of the department Bui Thi Thu Thuy.

The department will coordinate with other agencies and organisations in the province to attract investment and effectively implement major economic programmes and projects.

Bac Giang hopes to lure high-tech and knowledge-intensive projects, while paying attention to small- and medium-scale ones in order to create more jobs and transfer labour structure suitably, Thuy said.

The project on improving vocational training for rural labourers will continue to be rolled out, the official said, adding that Bac Giang encourages businesses to play a role in vocational training.

The official cited a range of other tasks like studying the labour market, assessing the efficiency of relevant projects and programmes, monitoring the performance of enterprises in vocational training, job introduction, labour export, employment and social insurance.

Bac Giang will invest more in vocational training infrastructure, expand this sector and improve training quality, especially foreign language skills for labourers.

It will closely coordinate with the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs to send local workers to foreign countries like the RoK, Japan and Germany, Thuy added.

Statistics unveil that last year, the province created jobs for 30,600 labourers, surpassing the yearly target by 3 percent and up 3.33 percent from 2018./.