Vietnam aims to create 1.6 million new jobs in 2017

The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) aims to create more than 1.6 million new jobs for labourers, including 105,000 people sent to work abroad, said Minister Dao Ngoc Dung.

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The ratio of workers registering to buy social insurance is hoped to hit 25-27%. 

In social welfare, about 99% of families who are preferential  policy beneficiaries will have their living standards raised to similar or higher than average living standards of other households in their area. 

The ministry also aims to help 82% of the disabled access at least one social service and support 87% of disadvantaged children nationwide. 

In 2016, more than 1.6 million labourers were provided with jobs, including 1.5 million domestic employees and 126,000 guest workers, up 1% and nearly 10% year-on-year, respectively. 

A total of 1.9 million people joined vocational training programmes, with 1.8 million graduating, fulfilling 91.8% and 98.9% of targets. 

The rates of poor and near poor households nationwide decreased by 1.3-1.5% to between 8.58-8.38% compared to the end of 2015.