Webinar gives career advice to Vietnamese in Germany amid pandemic

The Vietnam Germany Innovation Network (VGI), the Association of Vietnamese Students in Germany and the Asia Charity Organisation held a webinar on May 29 to share an overview of job opportunities in the European country amid the COVID-19 crisis.

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Some speakers participating in the webinar on May 29 (Photo: VNA)
The event aimed to help Vietnamese people and those of Vietnamese origin in Germany to gain success in their learning and research, and maintain or seek jobs during and after the pandemic. It was attended by representatives of the Vietnamese Embassy in Germany, speakers from the VGI, and an audience of over 200.

Speakers at the webinar said the coronavirus pandemic has shaken the economy of not only Germany but also the whole world. It also poses latent risks that may cause unpredictable consequences in the time ahead.

They cited experts as forecasting that unemployment will surge while new difficulties, challenges and obstacles will emerge in the labour market. Particularly, it will be harder for students who graduate in 2020 to seek jobs compared to those graduating in previous years.

At the seminar, speakers also informed about the result of an online survey of employment-related concerns and demand among Vietnamese and Vietnamese-origin students, postgraduates and experts in Germany, and shared their experience with participants.

Tran Dong, chief representative of the Ministry of Science and Technology in Germany, told the Vietnam News Agency that when the COVID-19 broke out, VGI members swiftly updated the expatriates on the German Government’s aid and credit packages for businesses and families, as well as professional knowledge about treatment and preventive measures, to help them cope with the pandemic.

Following a successful teleconference on Vietnamese people in Germany amid the pandemic on May 17, the VGI invited more Vietnamese experts holding important positions at prestigious organisations like Axel Springer SE, MDC Berlin and NTT Data, along with German experts at eBay Kleinanzeigen and Vlab, to offer job orientations at this webinar to assist the young during and after the COVID-19 pandemic, he added.

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