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National jobs, training programme to boost employment

Update: September, 13/2012 - 12:13

HCM CITY – (VNS) A national employment and vocational programme will help create up to 800,000 new jobs by 2015.

The VND30.5 trillion (US$1.45 billion) programme, approved by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, will have various projects funded by loans from the National Employment Fund.

It will provide vocational training, promote labour export, and develop labour markets, especially in rural areas, to foster national development and global integration.

By setting up 130 vocational schools of national, regional, and global standards, the programme will help increase the number of skilled workers to 40 per cent by 2015.

It will also help increase the number of people seeking job opportunities through the official system to 30 per cent of the workforce.

It will also teach foreign languages and technical skills to 80,000 to 120,000 people from poor and ethnic communities and those affected by development projects so that they can find work abroad.

It will train 5,000 workers in high-technology as required by foreign countries where they will work.—VNS

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