VietNamNet Bridge - The majority of employers are not hiring candidates with low working skills even if they have advanced degrees. A report of the Institute of Labor Science and Social Affairs (ILSSA) shows that one million people remained unemployed in the first quarter of 2015, including 178,000 people with bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Tran Anh Tuan, a renowned labor expert, noted that more and more workers with higher education were unemployed. They focused on studying to obtain more knowledge, but do not pay appropriate attention to upgrading working skills. The director of a Hanoi-based trading company noted that candidates with high education often have low skills. "In general, the candidates with master’s degree will not be shortlisted at our recruitment campaigns. We are a trading company, and we don’t need workers with ‘overly high’ education. We more highly appreciate the candidates with skills and experience," he said. "Except … [Read more...] about Master’s degree grads lack skills, can’t find jobs
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VietNamNet Bridge – Up to 225,000 bachelor’s and master’s degree holders in Vietnam are jobless, while graduates from vocational schools can easily find a job. There were more than one million jobless nationwide in Q3, a reduction of nearly 16,000 people compared to Q2. After more than one year of graduation, Nguyen Phuong Linh, a bachelor of the National Economics University, who majored in International Business, has yet to find a job appropriate to her expertise. Linh said she had sent her CVs to many companies in various areas but she had not received any replies. Linh has had to do many jobs to survive. The income of a receptionist, a waitress and a marketing employee is only VND3.5 to VND4 million ($150-$200) a month so Linh had to spend economically to cover expenses for accommodation, food and others. "Seasonal jobs are unstable, the income is up and down and there is no social insurance. My income is even less than my friends who were trained as … [Read more...] about Why are master’s and bachelor’s degree holders unemployed?
Women charged for selling baby The investigation into allegations that a baby was sold from a pagoda in Ha Noi has moved forward today after police announced they had submitted evidence to authorities for consideration. Two women were arrested last Sunday for allegedly selling a nine-month-old baby from Bo De Pagoda, a home for orphaned and abandoned children in Long Bien District. One of the defendants is Nguyen Thi Thanh Trang, 37, who was in charge of caring for the children, while the other is Pham Thi Nguyet, 35, from Ninh Binh Province. … [Read more...] about Social News 14/8
It has become common in Vietnam for recent graduates to learn they can't find a job in their field of study. Many, end up working in jobs for which they have no education or training. … [Read more...] about Vietnam needs to invest in interns, on-the job training
It has become common in Vietnam for recent graduates to learn they can't find a job in their field of study. Many, end up working in jobs for which they have no education or training. … [Read more...] about OP-ED: Vietnam needs to invest in interns,on-the job training