VN’s youth struggle to find employment

by 15 March 2016 Last updated at 14:00 PM

VTV.vn - Vietnamese youth, including graduates, are struggling to find jobs. Some have found jobs but their incomes are not high, Nguyễn Đắc Vinh, Politburo member, First Secretary of Hồ Chí Minh Communist Youth Union (HCMYU) said while answering que

The dialogue formed part of the 2016 Youth Month (March) and to mark 86th HCMYU founding anniversary, falling on March 26.

It offered the chance for overseas Vietnamese students as well as students in Việt Nam to ask questions, express their thoughts and desires regarding Youth Union work, which aims to harness Viet Nam’s youth’s pioneer spirit and creativity in constructing and protecting the nation.

Among 250 questions asked of First Secretary, over 30 per cent related to career issues.

Careers are a hot button topic that attracts the attention of youths due to its importance. According to the Institute of Labour Science and Social Affairs, more than 178,000 graduates were unemployed last year, Vinh said.

To tackle the issue, he said that the Central Youth Union proposed the State invest in labour market research institutes.

He also urged students who have free time, especially those who have not found jobs, to enrich their knowledge, particularly English because language barriers prevent them from accessing a lot of knowledge.

The number of people who begin businesses in Việt Nam remains low, standing at 2.4 per cent over the whole population compared to world average rate of 12 per cent, Vinh said.

The 12th National Congress party aimed to develop start-up programmes. The HCMYU has compiled projects and programmes regarding this policy to soon submit to the Government.

During the question and answer session yesterday, Lê Quang Tự Do, head of Commission for Communication and Education under the Central Youth Union said that the Youth Union has taken advantage of social networks by setting up Facebook pages for youth unions in provinces and cities nationwide, besides encouraging youth union members to take photos, make video clips and post them on Facebook while to spread information.


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