Friday, August 16, 2013

VIETNAM - Vietnamese youth go straight from graduation to bad jobs

The International Labor Organization (ILO) has warned that low-productive employment among Vietnam’s young population is curbing the youth's potential and stunting national grown.

ILO said in a release Monday, also the International Youth Day, that the first national school-to-work transition survey shows that the quality of jobs available for young people aged between 15 and 29 is generally poor.

The preliminary findings of the survey, carried out by the General Statics Office and the ILO early this year, showed that poor quality employment affects more than half of young workers. Nearly eight in ten are in informal employment and half of them are in irregular employment, meaning own-account work or temporary contracts.

'Youth migration boosts economic development'

ILO Director General, Guy Ryder
International Labour Organisation (ILO) has said that globally, each year many young women and men migrate in search of decent work and better living conditions.

According to a statement by ILO Director General Guy Ryder on the Occasion of International Youth day that was made available to the Guardian yesterday, differentiated demographic and income trends are adding to migratory dynamics and on the present course, the pressures will become even stronger.

Young migrants make up 27 million of the overall 214 million international migrants.

But being the most mobile social group, young people constitute the bulk of annual migration movements. They largely move from one developing country to another, with South-to-North migration representing only a third of total international migration.

“Today we acknowledge the positive contribution that millions of committed, talented and energetic young migrants make to development and the wellbeing of entire families and communities,” statement said.