Campaign launched to create 20,000 online jobs for struggling students hinh anh 1Candidates in an online job interview (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA)
- The Central Committee of the Vietnam Students Association (VSA) launched a campaign at the website on April 28 that will create 20,000 online jobs for Vietnamese students, to support them during the tough time caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jointly hosted by the VSA and the TopCV employment platform, the campaign aims to connect students with domestic and international recruiters.

Most of the online jobs are in programming, sale, marketing, design, customer service on mobile phones, and data input.

In order to enhance the capacity of students, the VSA will also provide instructions on how to write a resume together with career guidance and expertise testing.

Books on online jobs and overseas studies will also be given away, equipping students with skills for job interviews, applications, and working online.

According to a survey conducted on 131,000 enterprises nationwide by the General Statistics Office, as at mid-April nearly 5 million workers had either lost their jobs, had their employment interrupted, or took leave due to impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Some 1.1 million people were unemployed in the first quarter, up 26,000 compared to the fourth quarter of 2019. Nearly 493,000 people aged between 15 and 25 lost their jobs, or 44 percent of the total.

Meanwhile, figures from TopCV show that recruitment demand among enterprises, which usually surges after the lunar new year (Tet holidays), was down 30-35 percent in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic./.