Creating jobs for over 1,633,000 people
Together with the development of the economy, the labour market of Vietnam continues to be developed; legal framework, institution, labour market policy has been improved, such as: improved quality of labour supply, labour demand structure moved actively, income increased, better labour productivity, and competitiveness of the workforce improved.
Generally in 2017, the whole country has created jobs for over 1,633,000 people, reaching 102.1% of the plan, of which job creation domestic jobs for 1,505,000 people, reaching 100.7% of the plan. The quality of employment has gradually improved, step by step formalizing the informal employment.
In the first quarter of 2018, the labour force from 15 years old and over was estimated at 55.1 million people, increase 586,800 compared with the same period last year. The number of labourers aged 15 years and over in urban areas was 17.7 million, accounting for 32.2%; the rural area is 37.4 million people, accounting for 67.8%.
Labour export: According to statistics, in 2017, the country sent nearly 135,000 workers, exceeding 28.3% over the year plan and by 106.7% of the total labourers working abroad in 2016.
"In particular, the Japanese market has a great growth with 54.5 thousand workers. Other markets, in particular: Taiwan: Nearly 67,000 workers, Korea: 5 thousand workers; Saudi Arabia - nearly 4 thousand workers, "Minister Dao Ngoc Dung stressed.
Priority given to vocational training this year
Vocational training is selected as a breakthrough field this year to improve the quality of human resources focusing on enhancing links between businesses and vocational schools, said Minister of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs Dao Ngoc Dung.
In the coming time, priority will be given to vocational training, along with changing labour structure and improving qualifications of workers to adapt with the fourth industrial revolution, the Minister Dao Ngoc Dung added.
Accordingly, the Ministry of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs will launch a pilot programme to connect 10 vocational schools with 15 corporations in providing training courses in line with market demands.
The Minister told the lawmakers that Vietnam currently has 1,954 vocational schools, including 397 colleges, 525 vocational schools and more than 600 district-level vocational establishments.