Ministry targets jobs for 1.6 million laborers each year

Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs has set targets to   increase the labor force in Vietnam by 70 percent and create jobs for 1.6 million laborers per year during the period 2011-2020.

The ministry also wants to reduce the numbers of laborers who are currently working more than 40 hours per week by at least 35 percent.

Presently there is a decline in the numbers of agricultural workers in the entire country.

Vietnam is still facing a high rate of urban unemployment.

By T.Van – Translated by T.Huong

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