Maternity leave increased to six months
The maternity leave in Vietnam will be extended to six moths from the current four months in order to ensure better care for mothers and children, according to the newly-approved Labor Code (revised). Where a female gives birth to more…

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Vietnamese youth face recurrent unemployment
Young people are finding it harder than other age groups to get jobs in Vietnam , and this does not augur well for their future, experts say. The 2011-2020 Vietnam Employment Strategy report estimates the unemployment rate among youths aged…

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HCMC businesses to generate 265,000 jobs next year
About 265,000 new jobs will be available on the labor market in Ho Chi Minh City in 2012, mainly in ten business sectors, said the city Center of Human Resources Forecast and Labor Market Information. The demand for untrained workers…

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Social insurance rate to adjust from Jan 1st, 2012
(Chinphu.vn) – Starting from Jan 1st, 2011, the social insurance rate would be increased to 24% of the monthly salary of employee. Accordingly, employers must pay 17% and employee pay the rest 7%. Under the provisions of the Social Insurance…

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Forecasting - key to keeping the labour market on track
Vietnam has an abundant workforce with 50 million people in the working age group considered as one of its advantages. However, it has not fully tapped this potential resource. Due to the low quality of labourers and unsteady jobs, the…

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To Propose New Job Insurance
* Nov 2011: HCMC needs more than 22,000 workers. (SGGP)- Oct 27, Hanoi, the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs held a seminar to discuss and build the draft job insurance policy which is a part of the…

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Pay hike in 2011 to cope with inflation
Many entrepreneurs in Vietnam increased wages and benefit to their employees to cope with high inflation. This action is considered as the key solution to retain employees in today economic hard time. This is the result of the 2011 salary…

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“Headhunting” foreign labor
In the “Developing high-quality human resource: Urgent demand” Conference recently held in HCMC, most of the delegates agree that Vietnamese high quality human resource cannot satisfy the current recruiting needs of entrepreneurs. Specifically, unskilled labor takes up 60 percent of…

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Young Unemployment: “Bad-luck generation: Lost and Hopeless” – ILO
Global economic recession has created a lost generation of unemployed young people, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) warned recently. As ILO estimate, in 2011, there would be 74.6 million unemployed young people worldwide. The world jobless ratefor 15- to 24-year-olds…

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Highest salary of state officers: 12.4 million VND/month
TP - The Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs has proposed two new wage plansfor state officers and public servants. Accordingly, the maximum wage of state officers would be12.4 million VND a month. Currently, the minimum - average - maximum…

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"Minimum wage does not cover living expenses”
Oct 25th, the Vietnam General Federation of Labor announced its latest report on minimum wage and the actual local minimum living standard. Sadly, the report indicates the fact that increased minimum wage cannot afford the minimum living standard. The adjusted…

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