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Hanoi provides employment assistance for over 137,000 workers

Hanoi will continue supporting workers by helping them access loans and training to improve their vocational skills.

Over 137,000 jobs were created in Hanoi in the first seven months of 2022, representing 85.8% of the annual plan and an increase of 23.2% year-on-year, according to the municipal Department of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs.

In July alone, Hanoi found jobs for more than 18,400 workers, providing job counseling to 7,200 people and supporting vocational training for 101 people with a total amount of VND443 million (nearly US$19,000), the department said.

From daily, online, themed and mobile job boards in districts across the city, 1,900 people have been hired. In addition, 12,100 people have been sent to work abroad.

 Many workers find out information and apply for jobs at the mobile job session in Hanoi’s Long Bien District in 2022. Photo: Tran Oanh

Deputy Director of the Hanoi Employment Service Center Vu Quang Thanh told The Hanoi Times that the center has continued to coordinate with districts to organize job fairs under the direction of the Hanoi Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, as part of the implementation of the Plan 34, which was issued by the municipal People's Committee on supporting and developing the labor market and creating jobs for workers in the city in 2022. 

Job fairs in districts are aimed at finding employment for workers, supporting businesses in labor hiring to promptly recover after being severely hit by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The growing demand for labor from Hanoi companies showed a recovery in production and business after long being affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, according to local insiders.

The mobile job fairs in 2022, organized by the Hanoi Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs in collaboration with the People’s Committees of Dong Anh, Me Linh, Ba Vi, Gia Lam, Long Bien, Hoan Kiem districts, have largely attracted the participation of local employers who came with many job offers.

The businesses joining the job fair included Vietnam Airlines Corporation, which has more than 800 vacancies, and TP Bank, which needs bank tellers and consultants.

Several companies required no experience from job seekers and were willing to spend the initial training costs as they rush to complete their business plan for the second half of the year.

A representative of a garment manufacturing company in Hanoi said that the company announced 300 vacancies for technical and worker positions to make up for labor shortages due to the impact of the pandemic and ensure the completion of the company's year-end orders.  

In the last months of 2022, the city will continue to implement solutions to energize the labor market, including reducing the time to handle administrative procedures, holding vocational training and finding jobs for unemployed people, deploying policies to provide loans for job creation, labor export, production development, restoration and development of traditional handicraft industries.

Moreover, Hanoi will continue to implement policies to support workers both in terms of loans as well as training to foster and improve vocational skills.

Policies to support employees will also be enhanced in Hanoi, together with improving labor market forecasting, speeding up the loan approval process, collecting market information, and connecting labor supply and demand.

The Hanoi Department of Labor, Invalids, and Social Affairs will improve the operational capacity of employment services to provide market information for employers and job seekers.