Employment draws youths’ concerns hinh anh 1The online dialogue (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – First Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee (HCYUCC) Nguyen Dac Vinh on March 14 held an online dialogue with youths at home and abroad via the Government Portal.

About 250 questions were raised for Vinh, who is also Chairman of the National Committee on Youth of Vietnam, with more than 30 percent of them focusing on employment for young people.

A large number of youths, including new graduates, are facing difficulties in seeking jobs, the official said, citing more than 178,000 unemployed newly-graduated students in 2015 to clarify his views.

Therefore, he said, the HCYUCC has proposed the State pour more investment into centres studying the labour market, which, he said, should be forecast in an accurate and timely manner.

Encouraging the start-up spirit among students, Vinh said only 2.4 percent of Vietnamese begin their own business compared with the world’s average figure of 12 percent.

The 12 th National Party Congress advocated launching a national start-up programme, he said, adding that his committee is also building similar projects and programmes for youths.

Young entrepreneurs will receive support in terms of legal affairs, business administration knowledge and loans, as well as science and technology, Vinh promised.-VNA