At least 41 per cent of the 21,000 more workers needed in HCM City are in the skilled category, according to the Centre for Human Resources Forecast and Labour Market Information.
Most of the jobs are in marketing, information technology, accounting and engineering. The city last month created jobs for 23,100 workers, 15,000 of whom have stable jobs.
Nhan Dan (The People)
Kien Giang invests in protective forests
The People's Committee of Kien Giang Province has decided to spend VND205billion (US$9.7 million) to develop 8,364 ha of protective forests to mitigate the effects of climate change and sea-water encroachment on coastal villages.
The protective forests will run along more than 200km of coastal areas from Mui Nai in Ha Tien Town to Tieu Dua Commune in An Minh District in the Mekong Delta province.
Thanh Nien (Young People)
Residents moved from flood-prone areas
An Giang Province in the Mekong Delta has helped nearly 30,000 households at a high risk of floods move to flood-proof residential complexes built under the first phase of a housing programme begun last year.
With State funding, local provincial authorities have also built schools, markets and clinics to improve living conditions for new settlers in residential complexes.
Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Saigon)
Quang Nam builds Agent Orange clinic
The Association of Agent Orange/Dioxin of central Quang Nam Province on Monday began building a centre to provide healthcare and job training to dioxin victims who stay as day boarders.
The association invested more than VND10 billion (US$476,190) to build the centre at An Phu Ward in Tam Ky Town .
Tuoi Tre (Youth)
Binh Phuoc 1 bridge upgraded
Works began on Monday by Freyssinet Viet Nam to increase the load capacity of the Binh Phuoc 1 on the National Route 1A at the cost of VND74 billion ( US$3.5 million).
The capacity of the 230m-long bridge will increase from 13 tonnes to 30 tonnes. The upgrade of the bridge will be completed in April. Traffic on the bridge will be banned from October, according to HCM City's Urban Transport Management Division No. 2.
Nguoi Lao Dong (The Labourer)