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HCM City pays $57m in unemployment benefits

Update: January, 24/2014 - 08:03
Last year, 109,600 laid-off workers in HCM City applied for unemployment benefits, according to the city's Job Placement Centre.— Photo baohaiquan

HCM CITY (VNS) —  Last year, 109,600 laid-off workers in HCM City applied for unemployment benefits, according to the city's Job Placement Centre.

Also, nearly 108,500 employees were paid unemployment insurance benefits worth VND1.2 trillion (US$57.1 million).

Around 5,700 unemployed workers registered for vocational training courses in 2013. The centre posted information about jobs to more than 77,600 laid-off workers, and half of them successfully applied for these positions. Also last year, 23,000 people found jobs through employment fairs organised by the centre. The centre plans to introduce jobs to 330,000 people this year and expects to record 100,000 applications for unemployment benefits in 2014. — VNS

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