Vietnam has set a target of generating jobs for 1.6 million labourers in 2014.

A conference seeking ways to realise the target is being held in the central city of Da Nang from December 17-18 by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA). It is attended by officials from provincial and municipal departments of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs and job placement centres nationwide.

At the event, MOLISA Minister Pham Thi Hai Chuyen stated that job creation has a direct impact on political stability, national development and the improvement of people’s living conditions.

For the target, the implementation of the national goal for employment and vocational training in 2012-2015 will be sped up.

Projects providing loans for the creation of jobs, supporting the development of the labour market and enhancing the building capacity of job placement centres will be put in the spotlight.

In addition, the labour market analysing capacity of relevant agencies will be further improved.

According to the ministry, 1,040,000 people got jobs over the first 11 months of this year, fulfilling 87.8 percent of the yearly plan. The figure included 78,769 guest workers.

It is estimated that 1,540,000 people will get jobs in 2013, or 96.25 percent of the yearly plan.-VNA