(VOV) - More than 70 young delegates representing youth, social partners, ministries and departments, as well as international experts, gathered at a forum in Hanoi on March 29.
The forum, organized by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO), provides a good chance for youth to express their opinions with lawmakers and give proposals on creating jobs in Vietnam.
Gyorgy Sziraczki, ILO director in Vietnam, said more than 1 million youth join the labour market in Vietnam annually. Many of them find it difficult to get a job so helping all people, especially youth aged from 15-24, to find stable jobs, is an important task for Vietnam.
Participants at the forum agreed that the world is facing an unemployment crisis. The number of unemployed youth is triple the number of senior workers. In Vietnam, youth aged from 15-24 account for 50.4 percent of all unemployed, so creating stable jobs for youth is Vietnam’s priority.
In fact, female youth face even more difficulties in finding jobs than male youth. The 2010 unemployment rate among females was 8.3 percent, while among males it was 5.9 percent.
Deputy Minister of MoLISA Doan Mau Diep affirmed that the Vietnamese Government has made great efforts to help youth take part in the labour market through education, training and career services policies, and organizing job promotion programmes. In the near future, Vietnam will continue to allocate resources to create more jobs for youth in order to fulfil the national target programme on sustainable development.