The Tay Nguyen (Central Highlands) province of Lam Dong plans to help provide job training for 12,000 people in rural areas this year, its Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs told a meeting on Thursday.
In the past five years the province has organised more than 1,000 training courses for more than 30,500 people, of whom 85.3 per cent have got jobs.
Lao Dong (Labour)
Speciality foods in demand as Tet nears
With Tet (Lunar New Year) approaching, sales of certain speciality foods has shot up more than ten-fold compared to normal days, according to shops in HCM City.
Shops selling northern specialities on Nguyen Dinh Chieu, Dien Bien Phu and Tran Quoc Toan streets are now busy with customers who buy dried bamboo shoots, vermicelli, thin-top mushroom, pork pies, glutinous rice grown in terrace fields, banh chung (square glutinous rice cake) and other kinds of traditional cakes, Dien grapefruits, and Canh oranges.
Supply is abundant and prices are stable. The prices of some items have increased by 10 per cent from last Tet, according to shop owners.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)