HA NOI — Job creation had to be combined with other poverty reduction measures, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan said yesterday.
|Thai Binh Vocational School students learn about electricity. Last year 12 vocational schools and 57 job training centres were added to the country's official training network. — VNA/VNS Photo Huu Viet
Nhan added that 48 per cent of new jobs were filled by women.
The Deputy PM praised the achievements by the labour and social-affairs sector last year when a five-year project started on sustainable poverty reduction. This was reflected in better employment-related communications, forecasting, job training and job creation.
Last year, 1.5 million jobs were created, more than 88,000 people went to work overseas, including 3,500 from poor districts, 1.15 per cent higher than initial target.
A total of 13 colleges, 12 vocational schools and 57 job-training centres were added to the training network. There were 1.9 million new students, 6.41 per cent higher than that of 2010.
Moreover, more than 400,000 rural people attended job-training courses under a project for rural workers.
Now, poor households accounted for only 12.2 per cent of the nation's total, a reduction of 2 per cent.
However, there were shortcomings in the management of overseas workers and poor report mechanisms in some localities.
Nhan urged the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs to finalise a proposal to amend the Labour Code and make salary reforms.
He said all localities should include human-resource planning in their socio-economic development plans, provide job introductions, job training and job fairs. — VNS