"In South Korea, I can only look for jobs without much prestige, like a photocopy guy. So I decided to come to Vietnam and gain some work experience," Choi Chang-min, a 31-year-old South Korean man, told VnExpress. Choi has two bachelor’s degrees in international trade and finance and currently works as an executive assistant for a Korean company producing fashion garments for export in the northern province of Hung Yen, 54 km south of Hanoi. His main task is to make production plans and manage inventory. Choi is among 400 South Koreans who’ve moved to Vietnam to work under a program called K-Move, launched by the South Korean government to connect young Koreans to "quality jobs" in 70 countries. K-Move found overseas jobs for 5,783 graduates last year, more than triple the number in 2013, when it was first launched, Reuters reported. The unprecedented paucity of jobs at home has seen many young South Koreans, who account for about a fifth of the 51 … [Read more...] about Young South Koreans make a beeline for Vietnam as jobs dry up at home
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HÀ NỘI — Various folk activities will be on show at the first ever Folk Culture in Contemporary Life Festival this weekend at Lý Thái Tổ Park in downtown Hà Nội. Folk arts will be displayed at the event. Photo congthuong.vn Phạm Thị Lan Anh, an official from Hà Nội Department of Cuture & Sports said products by traditional handicraft villages around the city will be featured at the event, while various folk art forms will be performed between December 13 and 15 including ca trù (ceremonial singing), hát xẩm (singing by buskers) and folk dances. The event aims to celebrate Hà Nội's new title as it has been named one of 66 new members of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)’s Network of Creative Cities. Ceramics of Bát Tràng, silk weaving in Vạn Phúc, bamboo weaving in Phú Vinh and … [Read more...] about Folk festival in downtown Hà Nội
Thousands of workers at the Vissan Joint Stock Company in HCM City will receive an additional month’s salary and an additional bonus as a reward for business performance to celebrate Tết (Lunar New Year). — Photo nld.com.vnViet Nam News HCM CITY — Trade unions in HCM City are offering their labourers Tết bonuses, gifts, year-end parties and tickets for buses and trains for the upcoming Lunar New Year (Tết) holiday. At the Saigon 3 Garment Joint Stock Company, workers are busy this season but they are happy about working there. In October the company announced that employees would receive a Tết bonus equal to three months of salary. Phạm Văn Có, chairman of the Saigon 3 Garment Joint Stock Company’s trade union, said the company’s board of directors and trade union were determined to please their workers during Tết. “Their hard work throughout the year contributed to our business performance, so they … [Read more...] about City trade unions ensure happy Tết for labourers
Nguyen Thi Kim Phuong is 42 and she fears what middle age will do to her face. Like many of her friends, she sees cosmetic surgery as a way to extend her youthful looks. Phuong originally planned to undergo a face-lift procedure and nose job at a beauty clinic in Saigon's District 10 next month that would cost her more than VND80 million ($3,438). But she's changed her decision, fearing for her life after a series of plastic surgeries went fatally wrong at private clinics in Vietnam's southern metropolis. "I want to look younger and more beautiful as the Lunar New Year is coming near. But I'm afraid of dying and I don't dare to risk my life," the grocery store owner said. "They (beauty clinic consultant staff) guaranteed that the surgery would be 100 percent successful and advised me to keep an optimistic mind. "But these recent deaths and accidents from plastic surgery in private clinics have really scared me. It seems that going under the plastic surgeon's knife in Vietnam is … [Read more...] about For better or worse: botched plastic surgeries scare Vietnamese women
Doan Mau Diep, Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, speaks to the Tiền Phong (Vanguard) newspaper about how Vietnam will revise the retirement age for workers or State employees. Retirement age increase necessary for Vietnam: ILO specialist Retirement age adjustment needs to be flexible: expert Doan Mau Diep. — Photo tienphong.vn How do you respond to a proposal that Vietnam would raise the retirement age for its workers while many people in the working age still can’t find jobs? It is a real fact that in any labour market, job positions are always bigger than the actual number of working people. Yet, in all countries, many people are still unemployed. Japan is a good example. According to a national survey, there is only one candidate for four working positions while the unemployment rate in Japan currently stands at 2.4 per cent. In the real labour market, the mismatch between supply and demand happens in all countries, and … [Read more...] about Why we have to increase the retirement age?