Salaries are being increased by around 7-10 percent, with recruitment demand having tripled compared to the social distancing period, according to report by recruitment platform ViecLamTot.com. Many companies are struggling to find workers as at least 1.3 million people have left the city because of the pandemic, said director of the recruitment company Tran Minh Ngoc. According to the HCMC Statistics Office, the city created over 14,100 jobs in October and more than 19,600 jobs in November. HCMC Center for Forecasting Manpower Needs and Labor Market Information predicted the city would need some 43,700-56,900 jobs, including 5,600-7,200 positions for manual workers, in the last quarter of this year. However, this won’t affect the economy as a whole since in the long-term, growth potential remains intact, she said, adding the number of job searches rose ten-fold as Vietnam resumed economic activities in October. "This is the period when workers shift from tourism and … [Read more...] about 42 pct workers won’t return to HCMC: survey
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At the handover ceremony, Ms. Tran Kim Nga, Chief Representative of BJC Group in Vietnam, said: “Through the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee, we would like to send 3,000 packs of necessities to the people in need in some localities. These gift sets are also BJC Group’s spiritual encouragement for needy people to stabilize their living and overcome difficulties, and assist cities and provinces impacted by Covid-19 in fighting the pandemic and caring for the people’s life.” Ms. Tran Kim Nga, Chief Representative of BJC Group, presents 3,000 packs of necessities to President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Upon receiving the gift sets, on behalf of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee, President Do Van Chien extended gratitude to the noble deed of BJC Group. Although adversely affected by the pandemic, all the group’s staff members, with their spirit of solidarity, are willing to help those hit hard by Covid-19. President Do Van … [Read more...] about BJC Group of Thailand donates necessities worth VND900 million to help people affected by Covid-19
Agriculture has always been a pioneer in the Doi Moi (renovation) process, contributing significantly to achievements in poverty reduction and food security in Vietnam. In the time of globalization and integration, Vietnam aims to develop agriculture on a green, low-emissions foundation to contribute to realizing its commitment to carbon neutrality by 2050. This vision will help the agriculture sector reduce costs, use less inputs and resources, and create multi-value integration, thereby affirming Vietnam’s position as a powerhouse of ecological and carbon neutral agriculture and a food supplier of “Transparency - Accountability – Sustainability”. Agricultural support Vietnam exports more than 6 million tons of rice every year. The early years of the 21st century marked a turning point for the food system in Vietnam. As one of the poorest countries in the world in the late 1980s to early 1990s with 60% of the population living below the poverty line, … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s agriculture: from local to global mindset
The Ministry of Health (MOH) has asked local authorities to strengthen surveillance to discover Covid-19 cases and any abnormal signs of clusters as a new coronavirus variant called Omicron has emerged. The World Health Organisation (WHO) on November 25, 2021 reported that the coronavirus variant it has named Omicron (B.1.1.529) was discovered in several African countries, such as South Africa and Botswana. The first patient was a 30-year-old man in South Africa. He had fatigue, body aches with a minor headache, and itching, but no sore throat, cough or loss of taste. According to scientists, the Omicron variant has 32 mutations in spike glycoprotein and is the most mutated of the SARS-CoV-2 viruses. It is predicted to spread faster than Delta. Omicron cases have been discovered on several continents. Though epidemiologists think that it’s too late to impose travel restrictions to prevent Omicron from spreading globally, many countries have banned passengers from the … [Read more...] about What will Vietnam do to cope with the Omicron variant?
An operation lasting 3.5 hours that replaced the hip of a patient suffering from “marble bone” in late October was the first surgery of its kind in Vietnam and the 30th in the world. Nguyen Dinh Hieu, Deputy Head of the Department for Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics (right) “This was a war of nerves and brains for both surgeons and the patient,” said Nguyen Dinh Hieu, Deputy Head of the Department for Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics, of E Hospital in Hanoi. In general, hip replacement surgery lasts 45-60 minutes. But this surgery lasted 3.5 hours conducted by a team of four surgeons and many nurses. Marble bone is a rarely seen disease, which is caused by genetic mutation. There are two severe forms of the disease, which may cause death before a patient turns one year or 10 years old. The third form is milder, but it causes inconveniences to patients. Hieu explained bone formation and bone destruction exist at the same time. The imbalance of the two processes causes … [Read more...] about First osteopetrosis surgery in Vietnam successful after 3.5-hour operation
A medical worker takes samples for COVID-19 testing (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) - Vietnam logged 13,698 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours to 4pm on December 2, according to the Ministry of Health . The new infections, including 21 imported ones, raised the total number in the country since the start of the pandemic to 1,266,288. Ho Chi Minh City topped the list with 1,738, followed by Can Tho (985), Tay Ninh (768), Soc Trang (747), Ba Ria-Vung Tau (637), Dong Thap (606), Binh Thuan (502), Ca Mau (496), Bac Lieu (492), Dong Nai (475) and Binh Phuoc (472). The capital Hanoi registered a further 499 transmissions, marking a record total for the city for the second consecutive day. Dak Lak, Binh Duong and Ba Ria-Vung Tau provinces showed positive signs with the number of new infections decreasing by 284, 228 and 119 respectively compared to the previous day. The ministry also announced 210 fatalities, bringing the COVID death toll in Vietnam to 25,658. A … [Read more...] about Vietnam records 13,698 new COVID-19 cases