Programme launched to assist workers in HCM City as social distancing loosened hinh anh 1Take samples for COVID-19 testing (Photo: VNA)
HCM City (VNA) – The Ho Chi Minh City Centre for Youth Employment Services is implementing a programme dubbed “Zero-dong housing – free quick test – get a job immediately” from October 1 to November 30 to support labourers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Accordingly, job seekers can contact the centre via its hotline or go to the centre office for job advice. They will get a free quick test for COVID-19 before going to a job interview or starting a job. In addition, they will be introduced to free or cheap housing.

Nguyen Van Sang, Deputy Director of the centre, said that the outbreak of COVID-19 and prolonged social distancing have made a large number of workers stop working or lose their jobs. Therefore, when the city gradually eases the social distancing towards the new normal, it is a good opportunity for workers to seek employment. For businesses, this is also an opportunity to attract workforce after the temporary shutdown.

According to Sang, accompanying this programme, there are Youth Unions of 63 provinces and cities nationwide and 150 enterprises that offer over 10,000 jobs.

This programme is one of the immediate solutions to help not only labourers but also businesses to restore production and business after a long period of suspension due to social distancing./.