Electronic firms asked to ensure sustainable employment hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA)Electronic enterprises should practice their social corporate responsibility through abiding by labour law, thus contributing to promoting sustainable employment in the firms, heard a seminar in Hanoi on January 31.

Participants at the event should focus on major measures such as abolishing the use of child labourers, ensuring employment security and stable jobs for post-35 year-old employees, and eliminating discrimination in employment and occupation.

The firms should engage strongly in developing skills for workers to meet demands in the new technology era, while providing a safe environment for them together with adequate wage and social welfare, they added.

According to the Institute of Labour Science and Social Affairs, the growth of Vietnam’s electronic sector is mainly attributed to investment from multinational businesses, especially those from the Republic of Korea and Japan.

By 2016, the firms employed 451,181 labourers, mainly women and under 35 years old, with poor skills. The fourth industrial revolution is likely to affect their employment.

A survey by the institute shows that 68 percent of electronic firms agreed that Vietnamese labourers are able to adapt to new technology.

Meanwhile, Chief Inspector of the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Nguyen Tien Tung revealed that 67 inspections from March to October 2017 on 67 electronic businesses in 10 localities discovered 1,794 violation cases, mostly in contract, working time, and labour safety. - VNA