It is necessary to carefully consider reducing laborers’ working hours from 48 to 44 hours per week to ensure the interests of enterprises, said Phan Thi Thanh Xuan, Vice President and Secretary General of the Vietnam Leather, Footwear and Handbag Association.
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh on September 9 highlighted the deepening diplomatic ties between Vietnam and the Middle East and African countries, as well as progress made in their collaboration in other spheres like trade, telecommunications, labor, education and health care.
Vocational training must be at the center of the labor, invalids, and social affairs sector’s focus in order to meet the demands for high-quality human resources in the country, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has said.
Vietnam sent more than 140,000 workers to work abroad in 2018, up 7 percent against the previous year, according to the Department of Overseas Labour Management under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.
The Republic of Korea will receive 7,900 Vietnamese workers in 2018, said Nguyen Gia Liem, said Deputy General Director of the Overseas Labour Department under the Ministry of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA).
The average labour productivity in Vietnam increased from 1,700 USD per laborer in 2006 to 2,672 USD in 2017, according to the Vietnam Institute for Economic and Policy Research (VEPR).
Vu Thi Lan had worked for 10 years at an electronic assembly factory in the Quang Minh Industrial Zone (IZ) when she received her pink slip in mid-April.
Dao Thanh Chien, a university graduate from the central province of Thanh Hoa, earns a monthly average of VND8 million (US$355) selling ice tea and driving a motorbike taxi, not from working as a public official as he wished after graduating from the university.