At the workshop (Photo: VNA)

Thua Thien-Hue (VNA) –
The labour market in Vietnam and many other countries has changed significantly under the impacts of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Deputy Minister of Labour, War Invalids, and Social Affairs Doan Mau Diep has said.

Addressing an international workshop held in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue on July 24, Diep said the changes in each country are different, and come along with the appearance of new occupations.

Diep discussed various issues at the workshop along with representatives from 20 countries and international organisations including the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the World Bank (WB), and the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

They talked about the most common occupations in the labour market and the collection, storage, and usage of recruitment databases.

Participants also mentioned some of the employment trends in the digital age and the role of public employment service organisations.

Jointly held by the Ministry of Labour, War Invalids, and Social Affairs and the World Association of Public Employment Services, the workshop will run until July 25.

According to experts, the Fourth Industrial Revolution poses a substantial threat to the local labour force, and as such, the only way to combat its effects is to impose reforms across the board, starting with education and training programmes.

The International Labour Organisation warned that up to 86 percent of workers in Vietnam’s textile and footwear industries are at great risk of losing their jobs under the influence of technological breakthroughs caused by Industry 4.0.–VNA