September 17, 2021 | 14:58
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.
August 20, 2021 | 08:59
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.
July 22, 2021 | 14:51
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..
June 30, 2021 | 22:49
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.
June 17, 2021 | 16:54
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.
June 09, 2021 | 16:23
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.
June 09, 2021 | 16:01
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.
May 22, 2021 | 16:36
Vietnam plans to ratify 15 more ILO Conventions, including a core convention on freedom of association during the 2021-30 period.
May 20, 2021 | 10:00
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.
May 20, 2021 | 09:00
Countries are being forced to shift targets when it comes to export of labour across borders, and Vietnam is no exception.
May 05, 2021 | 10:00
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.
May 04, 2021 | 11:39
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.
May 04, 2021 | 11:24
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.
January 13, 2021 | 09:00
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.
September 08, 2020 | 14:00
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.