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Hanoi creates nearly 118,000 jobs in H1

The number of people who found employment in the first half of 2022 reaches 73.7% of the annual plan, making 20.5% higher than the previous year.

Hanoi has found jobs for nearly 118,000 people in the first six months of 2022 and continues to roll out many solutions to fulfill the target of helping 160,000 workers find job for the whole year.

 Local job seekers join a job fair. Photo: Thuy Truc

According to the latest report from the Hanoi Labor, Invalid and Social Affairs Department, in the first five months of 2022, the city provided jobs for nearly 97,000 workers, of whom 628 workers were sent to work abroad under fixed-term contracts and nearly 6,700 people found work through the job exchange system.

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

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

The city also continues to implement policies to support employees, improve labor market forecasting, evaluate application and approve loans, collect market information, and connect labor supply and demand in parallel with ensuring the prevention of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The department has proposed the Hanoi authorities raise fund entrusted through the Social Policy Bank branch to provide loans to business households and employees facing difficulties due to the Covid-19 pandemic to restore production and business activities.

They will also effectively implement the project on improving the operational efficiency of the city’s job exchanges in the 2021-2025 period and the following years.