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Vietnam optimistic over guest workers target

Vietnam sent 29,000 workers overseas to take up a variety of occupations in the first five months of this year, an increase of 5 percent over the same period last year. The country now expects to realise its target of exporting 85,000 workers this year.

According to the Department of Overseas Labour Management under the Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA), Taiwan topped the list of markets that hire Vietnamese workers, closely followed by the United Arab Emirates, Laos, Japan and Malaysia.
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New website for disabled people launched

Vietnam’s National Coordinating Council for Disabilities (NCCD) officially announced the opening of its new website at http://nccd.molisa.gov.vn in Hanoi on June 15.
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385,000 new jobs expected for this year

As many as 300,000 job seekers are expected to get employed or self-employed this year with support of the State-funded job-promotion fund while 85,000 others will be sent abroad on labour contracts.
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Vietnam makes all-out efforts for gender equality

Vietnam has made great efforts in implementing the “Beijing platform” with issuance of a series of laws to create a legal corridor for state agencies in charge of women’s advancement to operate effectively, said the Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA).
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Bias blocks women’s job training

Widespread gender discrimination needs to be tackled effectively to ensure more female workers access vocational training, gain knowledge and skills and increase their competitiveness, experts say.
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State and foreign specialists discuss social welfare policy

Ministry officials and international donors gathered in Hanoi on Jan. 21 for a national social welfare strategy meeting for the 2011-2020 period, which is expected to cover a wide range of issues, from the labour market to social insurance policies.
Vietnam, Canada ink MoU on labour cooperation Politics

Vietnam, Canada ink MoU on labour cooperation

A memorandum of understanding on cooperation in labour, employment and human resource development between Vietnam and the Canadian province of Saskatchewan has been signed in Saskatoon, Canada.
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Parents lack knowledge on child injury

The country still has a lack of education and communication campaigns designed to help raise adults’ knowledge on child injury prevention, said officials involved in the field.

Nguyen Trong An, deputy director of the Department of Children Protection and Care under the Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA), said that the home was supposed to be the place where children are best protected, but 80 to 90 percent of child injures occur there.
Ministry rings bells over labour imbalances Society

Ministry rings bells over labour imbalances

A recent report by the Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) shows a wide imbalance in the development of Vietnam’s labour market in terms of economic sectors and different geographical regions.
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Conference calls for child injury prevention

The Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) held a conference in Ho Chi Minh City on Nov. 3 to deploy the 2009-2010 child injury prevention plans for 32 southern and central localities.