Recruiters and job hunters at a job fair in Vietnam (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Prime Minister has approved a technical support project for an employment information network, which uses non-refundable aid from the Republic of Korea.

The project worth 3.44 million USD aims to create a database of job seekers and recruiters nationwide, helping job centres give careers advice while analysing the labour market.

In addition to connecting job demand with supply, the project is designed to enhance the management capacity of job centre staff and create a common process to collect, update and popularise labour market information.

Vietnam’s workforce was 54.47 million in the second quarter of this year, accounting for 76 percent of the country’s above 15 year-old population.

Some 1.12 million people were unemployed in the period while the recruitment need was 224,000 people, up nearly 24,000 people over the last quarter of 2015, mostly in sectors that require unskilled labour.-VNA