Policy dialogue on child labour towards supply chain transparency Society

Policy dialogue on child labour towards supply chain transparency

The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) held a policy dialogue in Ho Chi Minh City on August 6, discussing international standards on child labour towards supply chain transparency amid global integration.
Vietnam’s labour commitments to CPTPP, EVFTA discussed Society

Vietnam’s labour commitments to CPTPP, EVFTA discussed

Joining the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) and the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) offers Vietnam an opportunity to modernise its labour laws and improve labour quality and productivity, heard a workshop in Ho Chi Minh City on December 4.
Q3 workforce up 0.93 percent year-on-year Society

Q3 workforce up 0.93 percent year-on-year

Positive developments were seen in Vietnam’s labour market in the third quarter of this year, the Institute of Labour Science and Social Affairs reported on December 26.
More than 180,000 graduates unemployed in Q2 Society

More than 180,000 graduates unemployed in Q2

The number of unemployed university graduates grew sharply in the second quarter of 2017, while the country’s unemployment rate declined slightly compared with the previous quarter, according to data of the Institute of Labour Science and Social Affairs.
Unemployed graduates stick to simple jobs Society

Unemployed graduates stick to simple jobs

Dao Thanh Chien, a university graduate from the central province of Thanh Hoa, earns a monthly average of 8 million VND (355 USD) selling ice tea and driving a motorbike taxi, not from working as a public official as he wished after graduating from the university.
Higher education needs reform: official Society

Higher education needs reform: official

Nguyen Thi Lan Huong, Director of the Institute for Labour Science and Social Affairs, spoke to the newspaper Thoi bao Kinh te Viet Nam about the country's shortage of skilled workers.
Business

Vietnamese firms lack funds for technological upgrades

Experts urged the Government to craft policies that encourage technology transfer among companies in order to enhance the added value of their products.

A report of the Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM), Institute of Labour Science and Social Affairs and University of Copenhagen revealed that Vietnamese companies were aware of the benefits of investing in technology but were hindered from doing so by financial difficulties.
Business

Seminar discusses human resource at FDI businesses

Universities, colleges and vocational schools should coordinate with foreign direct investment (FDI) businesses to teach skills in line with their development strategies, said participants at a seminar held in Hanoi on March 6.