HA NOI (VNS) — Localities have been ordered to freely provide workers for foreign businesses, which are facing a shortage of labour, by the end of this year.
The move, following the signing of an official document last Friday by Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Doan Mau Diep, aimed to help the foreign businesses return to normal operation after they faced a labour crisis following recent riots led by extremists.
Diep asked cities and provincies to open more job trading floors as well as training crash courses to meet the labour demands of businesses.
Departments of Labour, Invalid and Social Affairs (DoLISAs) nationwide were assigned to cooperate with industrial zones, processing zones and local trade unions to work out appropriate plans to fill the shortage, he noted.
According to Diep, the process of recruiting skilled foreign employees has been simplified for businesses, which wanted to additionally recruit non-Vietnamese.
A skilled foreign employee could be recruited if he or she met the two requirements of holding a bachelor's degree and having at least five years of work experience in the relevant sector.
In the meantime, a foreign labourer living in Viet Nam for at least six months was only required to possess a clean criminal record issued by the local justice departments in order to work in Viet Nam.
The ministry has asked DoLISAs to file their comprehensive reports on the labour issues to the ministry's employment department before June 15 in addition to their daily summary reports before 4 pm every day until June 30. — VNS