Companies juggle labour shortages with big costs

Companies juggle labour shortages with big costs

Thousands of workers are returning to their hometowns due to the pandemic, raising the prospects of an acute shortage of labour when manufacturers resume operations.
Crisis adds to modernisation of Vietnam’s labour structure

Crisis adds to modernisation of Vietnam’s labour structure

Fruit and rice are among the most important crops and export goods of Vietnam, but this year’s harvest could be rendered meagre amid a severe shortage of labour that is based on the rapid urbanisation and labour migration and now exacerbated by the pandemic.
Addressing labour demand and caring for staff wellbeing

Addressing labour demand and caring for staff wellbeing

COVID-19 rapidly evolved into an economic and social crisis around the world, but enterprises have plans at hand to minimise disruptions to their operations, including to recruit new employees..
MoLISA thrashes out latest labour bailout proposals

MoLISA thrashes out latest labour bailout proposals

As both employers and employees suffer under the global health crisis, issuing new bailout packages is considered an urgent requirement to not only support their operations and livelihoods but also spur economic growth in the long run.
Breaking through prejudices holding back female founders

Breaking through prejudices holding back female founders

Making up nearly 50 per cent of the labour force and contributing about 30 per cent of Vietnam’s GDP each year, women are becoming an important driver of economic development. However, the startup stage is still heavily slanted towards men, with deep-rooted stereotypes and prejudices putting women in a disadvantage.
Women presence in world of work: The Reality in rough numbers

Women presence in world of work: The Reality in rough numbers

Athough almost three-quarters of the Vietnamese female working-age population has been consistently contributing to the labour force for over two decades, Vietnamese women still face numerous barriers to employment equality – particularly following COVID-19, as they have been shown to be more susceptible to unemployment than men.
Tourism businesses face risk of labour crisis

Tourism businesses face risk of labour crisis

The latest wave of COVID-19 has dealt a demoralising blow to Vietnam’s tourism industry and continued to keep nearly five million tourism workers in unemployment.
ILO and Vietnam join forces to promote international labour standards

ILO and Vietnam join forces to promote international labour standards

Vietnam plans to ratify 15 more ILO Conventions, including a core convention on freedom of association during the 2021-30 period.
Labour export businesses struggle amid latest COVID-19 resurgence

Labour export businesses struggle amid latest COVID-19 resurgence

As there has not been much time to recover from losses caused by the pandemic last year, Vietnamese labour export enterprises and workers wishing to go abroad continue to worry over the situation.
Department of Overseas Labour displays determination on 2021’s labour export goal

Department of Overseas Labour displays determination on 2021’s labour export goal

Countries are being forced to shift targets when it comes to export of labour across borders, and Vietnam is no exception.
Business health to come first in future wage date changes

Business health to come first in future wage date changes

In addition to recommending against an increase in wages this year, many experts and businesses have also opposed proposals to change the timing of regional minimum wage changes from January 1 to July in order to protect businesses and avoid operational issues as they attempt to wade through the pandemic period.
Pandemic fluctuations persist in Vietnamese labour market

Pandemic fluctuations persist in Vietnamese labour market

A report from Vietnam’s General Statistics Office on the country’s employment situation over the first quarter of 2021 has uncovered the breadth and depth of the pandemic’s effects, despite the impressive work carried out to keep the coronavirus away from its people.
Collective wage talks key to aiding growth

Collective wage talks key to aiding growth

Proposals are being looked at to change the timeframe of when wage rises are implemented on an annual basis. International Labour Organization Vietnam director Chang-Hee Lee talked to VIR’s Ha Thu about how the voices of workers can be better heard to help create a driving force to expand the domestic market and promote economic growth.
Vietnamese labour market on right track for recovery

Vietnamese labour market on right track for recovery

Although the pandemic remains complicated globally, Vietnam’s labour market has shown signs of recovery as businesses take on new recruitment to prepare for business in 2021.
Labour exporters pushed to the edge by pandemic

Labour exporters pushed to the edge by pandemic

Nearly eight months after the COVID-19 pandemic first broke out in the community, many labour export enterprises, vocational training centres, and foreign language training centres for Vietnamese workers are still suspended because of a lack of orders.
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