Hà Nội created jobs for 171,200 workers in the first nine months of this year, reaching 105.7 per cent of the year’s plan, according to the municipal People’s Committee.
The city entrusted the Bank of Social Policies with loans for poor people and beneficiaries of social policies amounting to VNĐ1.8 trillion (US$73.8 million).
It provided unemployment insurance for 65,600 people with funds of more than VNĐ1.8 billion (about $73,800).
The capital city also allocated nearly VNĐ3 billion ($123,100) for 663 apprentices.
The Hà Nội Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (DoLISA) said that, facing many difficulties in the labour market, the city had implemented numerous solutions to support and create jobs for workers.
The Hà Nội Employment Service Centre (HESC) has successfully organised 191 job transaction sessions this year with 5,500 businesses participating.
A total of 13,500 people were employed. More than 3,000 people received opportunities to work abroad under contracts in Japan, Taiwan (China) and Korea.
Additionally, 120,100 people created their own jobs through consulting and job introductions from businesses.
The DoLISA noted that job transaction sessions organised in districts recently held practical significance and were one of the important solutions to promote labour market development.
The job transaction sessions not only created a connection between businesses and workers but also offered a valuable opportunity for the young workforce to access the labour market and receive necessary information.
Workers could then equip themselves with basic knowledge and skills, the ability to adapt to the job market, and gain more experience.
Notably, the online job transaction session connecting eight provinces and cities (Hà Nội, Ninh Bình, Bắc Giang, Bắc Ninh, Thái Nguyên, Hải Phòng, Thái Bình and Hà Nam) conducted on 28 September by the HESC attracted 121 businesses with 15,578 job opportunities.
In Hà Nội alone, the recruitment demand is for 1,206 people, of which the trade and service sector accounts for the highest number (48.3 per cent), and the rest are from other sectors such as manufacturing and garments.
The demand for workers with college and university or higher qualifications accounts for 40.7 per cent; technical workers are 20.9 per cent and unskilled workers make up 38.4 per cent.
Regarding income, the bracket from VNĐ10-15 million ($410-615) per month accounts for 28.7 per cent; from VNĐ7-10 million ($287-410) per month 38.9 per cent; and from VNĐ5-7 million ($205-287) per month 19.8 per cent.
Enterprises often recruit workers aged 18-25 years, accounting for 47.9 per cent.
HESC Deputy Director Vũ Quang Thành said with relatively attractive payments, businesses offer many preferential policies for employees in addition to salaries. The job transaction sessions have provided many good opportunities for workers, promoting the labour market and ensuring sustainable social security, said Thành.
Source: Vietnam News