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Job exhibition to help former soldiers

Update: December, 27/2018 - 18:10
The opening ceremony of a job exhibition for former soldiers in Hà Nội on Thursday. — Photo baotintuc.vn
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — More than 1,100 former soldiers were offered jobs at a special job fair for veterans held in Hà Nội on Thursday.

The fair, co-held by the Hà Nội Employment Service Centre under the Hà Nội Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs and the Capital Command, attracted 67 enterprises, aiming to help veterans overcome the difficulties they faced finding jobs.

Several young people who just completed their military service and returned to the locality attended the event.

“I want to learn how to drive and I am looking for a vocational training centre and workplace to earn a stable income,” Vũ Việt Anh, a soldier from Hà Nội’s Thường Tín District, said to Tin Tức (News) newspaper.

According to Lieutenant Colonel Bùi Văn Nam, director of Vocational School No 10’s consultant and recruitment centre, Hà Nội has about 4,000 former soldiers looking for work every year.

In 2018, the number of former soldiers with college and university degrees reached 59 per cent.

The fair also provided advice to soldiers and helped them choose specific careers, he said.

Enterprises were looking to recruit workers with skills in finance-business, electrical engineering, driving and welding, among others.

The salaries offered range between VNĐ4-7 million (US$174-$304) per month.

Nguyễn Hồng Dân, deputy director of the Hà Nội Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, said the job fair would provide information about the labour market and create new job opportunities for former soldiers.

The city has created jobs for over 193,000 labourers in 2018. — VNS

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