Ha Noi creates nearly 79,000 new jobs despite Covid-19


VGP – Ha Noi-based businesses created nearly 79,000 jobs in the capital city in the first five months of this year, marking a year-on-year increase of 35.6%, according to the municipal Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs.

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More than 26,200 poor workers and social policy beneficiaries in the capital city have taken out loans with preferential interests from the Bank for Social Policies to develop production. The total loan is up to VND1,152 billion (US$48 million).

The department said the city's labor market has seen optimistic signals and the reduction of the unemployment rate in comparison with the same period last year.

The city has also organized nearly 90 job transaction floors for matching enterprises with vocational training schools and job seekers. 

As a result, nearly 50,000 employees were recruited through the job transaction services, and 950 others were sent to work abroad.

According to the city’s job creation plan in 2021,  the Ha Noi People's Committee will put effort into creating some 160,000 jobs for workers by the end of 2021 despite the negative impacts of Covid-19 pandemic on almost aspects of life.

To accomplish the above-mentioned target, the municipal authorities will promote the application of science and technology and take a number of measures to tighten the linkage between vocational education and businesses to develop the labor market.

In addition, the capital city will also apply new technologies to build a system connecting supply and demand for training model with the participation of schools, enterprises and students.

Under the plan, the city expects to effectively roll out industrial programs and projects, lure more investment projects into industrial zones as well as fostering craft villages in the direction of improving quality, efficiency and competitiveness.

By Vien Nhu