Thailand, Cambodia discuss measures to get migrant Cambodian workers back to work

Thailand, Cambodia discuss measures to get migrant Cambodian workers back to work

The Governors of Battambang and Pailin provinces of Cambodia have met their counterpart in Thailand’s Chanthaburi province to discuss the re-opening of border gates to allow legally permitted Cambodian workers to return to work in Thailand.
Foreign groups circumvent lack of experts with training revamps

Foreign groups circumvent lack of experts with training revamps

Foreign businesses in Vietnam are placing new priorities on recruiting more local tech workers and setting up skills training for them in order to address the shortage of experts coming in from other countries.
Purpose-driven regulations  desired for affordable housing

Purpose-driven regulations desired for affordable housing

The shortage of low-income housing for workers in industrial zones and people in urban areas has become a hot topic in Vietnam, with the government and other authorities looking to get to the bottom of the situation.
Employment security and the future of skills for Vietnamese workers in digital transformation

Employment security and the future of skills for Vietnamese workers in digital transformation

ManpowerGroup Vietnam and the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs on October 25 organised the webinar Digital Transformation: International Experience in Employment Security & the Future of Skills for Vietnamese Workers.
Level-up can protect workers

Level-up can protect workers

Retraining existing workers to improve skills and productivity is being seen as a necessity by many businesses in trying to solve the current labour shortages being felt up and down the country.
HCM City: 230,000 workers return to factories

HCM City: 230,000 workers return to factories

More than 1,300 companies and factories in export processing zones (EPZs), industrial parks (IPs) and hi-tech parks (HTPs) in Ho Chi Minh City, or 92 percent of the total, have reopened so far, according to the HCM City Export Processing Zone and Industrial Park Authority (HEPZA).
Drawing out the impact of vital pandemic support

Drawing out the impact of vital pandemic support

Vietnam has introduced two fiscal measures since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Resolution No.42/NQ-CP on supporting people was issued in April 2020 and included a support package of VND62 trillion ($2.69 billion) to aid 20 million workers who had lost jobs. A new VND26 trillion ($1.13 billion) support package under Resolution No.68/NQ-CP was announced in July 2021 to help workers affected by lockdowns and social distancing during the most recent wave of infections.
Rising recruitment brings some relief

Rising recruitment brings some relief

Many employers are in need of more workers to restore production and business in the last months of the year, with the IT sector particularly looking for more people.
Supporting both workers and employers to escape distress

Supporting both workers and employers to escape distress

Deputy director general of Vietnam Social Security Le Hung Son talked to VIR’s Thai An about the implementation of a new support package sourced from the unemployment insurance fund to help pandemic-hit employees and employers overcome difficulties.
Manufacturers spread thin trying to reach capacity

Manufacturers spread thin trying to reach capacity

Factories are finding it hard to track down enough workers to maintain operations after numerous people left production lines for their hometowns or pivoted into other jobs during the pandemic restrictions.
Support beckons for workers in need of a career change

Support beckons for workers in need of a career change

An important solution to reduce unemployment is to support training for new skills, helping them change careers to return to work as soon as possible.
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.
City stores struggle with worker dearth

City stores struggle with worker dearth

While thousands of workers in big cities are having to migrate to their hometowns due to unemployment, many businesses trying to maintain production and business activities are facing a serious labour shortage.
Additional answers needed for stay-at-work businesses

Additional answers needed for stay-at-work businesses

Thousands of workers volunteered to stay and work in factories applying the stay-at-work model to accompany businesses and the cities to fight the pandemic. But at a time when the number of businesses suspending operations is increasing, the workers also need support.
Desperate workers weigh up hard options

Desperate workers weigh up hard options

Many unemployed workers have attempted to leave Ho Chi Minh City as they struggle to afford daily life, with many of them depending on the support of companies which are also dealing with issues.
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