Fourth wave of COVID-19 severely affects labour market Society

Fourth wave of COVID-19 severely affects labour market

The severe and prolonged fourth wave of COVID-19 seriously affected the Vietnamese labour market, pushing the rate and number of underemployed people in the third quarter this year to the highest level in the past 10 years.
Laos sees surge in community COVID-19 infections World

Laos sees surge in community COVID-19 infections

The Health Ministry of Laos said on September 11 that the country logged 204 cases of COVID-19, including 120 community infections, in the past 24 hours, raising the total caseload to 17,140, with 16 deaths.
COVID-19 pandemic increases unemployment rate Society

COVID-19 pandemic increases unemployment rate

The COVID-19 pandemic has had great impact on the labour market, with an increase in the unemployment rate, according to the Department of Employment of the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA). ​
9.1 million labourers affected by COVID-19 in Q1 Society

9.1 million labourers affected by COVID-19 in Q1

As many as 9.1 million Vietnamese people aged 15 and above were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in the first quarter of this year, Director of the Department of Population and Labour Statistics under the General Statistics Office (GSO) Pham Hoai Nam told a press conference on April 16.
HCM City’s job market shows signs of recovery Society

HCM City’s job market shows signs of recovery

The labour market in Ho Chi Minh City showed signs of recovery in the first quarter of this year with more than 44,000 job positions on offer while nearly 19,500 others looked for jobs in the period.
Australia, World Bank support Vietnam’s data survey on gender Society

Australia, World Bank support Vietnam’s data survey on gender

The World Bank (WB) has signed an agreement with the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) to provide a non-refundable aid worth 740,000 AUD (563,000 USD) through the Australia-World Bank Group Strategic Partnership’s second phase to help Vietnam conduct a nationwide survey serving its gender policy making.
Need for digital transformation personnel sees sharp rise: report Business

Need for digital transformation personnel sees sharp rise: report

As firms are accelerating digital transformation, the need for information technology (IT)-related roles, namely data engineer, infrastructure engineer, or chief technology officer (CTO), is also rising significantly, according to the 2021 Salary Guide of payroll, recruitment and headhunting agency Adecco Vietnam.
Gender equality in the workplace needed for business breakthroughs: Expert Society

Gender equality in the workplace needed for business breakthroughs: Expert

Gender equality at the workplace needs to be recognised as one of the drivers of long-term growth and breakthroughs for businesses, especially as Vietnam has a high proportion of women in the labour market, according to Nguyen Quang Vinh, General Secretary of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI).
Mindset change needed to achieve gender equality in labour market: ILO Society

Mindset change needed to achieve gender equality in labour market: ILO

A new research brief shows that the COVID-19 pandemic has not only exacerbated existing inequalities but also created new gender gaps, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Vietnam has said, calling for a change in the mindset of not only every man but also every woman to influence their economic behaviour and achieve gender equality in the labour market.