Over 44,000 jobs created in Hanoi in January-March
Hanoi set a goal of creating new jobs for 162,000 workers this year.
Hanoi has found jobs for more than 44,000 people in the first quarter of 2023, accounting for 27.5% of the year's plan, according to the city's Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs.
The job transaction event is held in Hoan Kiem District. Photo: Tran Oanh/ The Hanoi Times
The result was attributed to applying the city's labor market development solutions.
During the period, the city provided jobs for more than 10,000 workers from the city’s fund entrusted through the Vietnam Bank for Social Policies. As many as 728 were sent abroad under fixed-term contracts, and 3,443 people were recruited through the job exchange system, the municipal department added.
More than 12,600 people found jobs through job counseling and placement services, and another 232 received vocational training courses worth VND1.02 billion (US$43,297). In addition, the unemployment insurance fund paid out a total of VND427 billion ($18 million) to more than 14,200 workers.
More than 1,500 units and enterprises recruited 28,336 workers from January to March at 53 job fairs organized by the Hanoi Employment Service Center.
On March 25 and 26, the Department of Labor, in cooperation with Hoan Kiem and Thanh Oai District authorities, organized job fairs to fill an estimated 5,000 vacancies for new employees and trainees.
The job fair in Hoan Kiem district attracted 28 employers with 2,000 job vacancies in tourism, information technology, biotechnology, high-tech agriculture, and logistics.
In Thanh Oai District, 55 companies and educational institutions participated in the job fair, seeking to fill 3,350 positions for new employees, enrolment, study, and work abroad.
Hanoi aims to create new jobs for 162,000 workers this year, said Nguyen Tay Nam, deputy director of the city's Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs.
To achieve this goal, the city will continue to implement solutions to stimulate the labor market, including reducing the time spent on administrative procedures, providing vocational training and finding new jobs for the unemployed, and implementing policies to provide loans for job creation, labor export, production development, and restoration and development of traditional handicraft industries, he said.
Last year, Hanoi created jobs for over 200,000 people, achieving 126% of the annual plan thanks to flexible solutions.