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Creating advantages for HIV/AIDS children to have normal school lives

In Uncategorized on December 24, 2010 at 4:28 am

A seminar on guaranteeing the right for children, affected by the HIV/AIDS virus, to be able to study, was held in Ho Chi Minh City on December 22.

The seminar was hosted by the Ho Chi Minh City HIV/AIDS Prevention Committee and the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).

According to the Legal Aid and Consultancy Center, knowledge of HIV prevention methods and the law on HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control have not been widely known. Which means that children living with AIDS virus believed they are stigmatized and discriminated against, especially at kindergartens and primary schools.

The government should launch and support school policies that assist HIV-affected children, most of whom come from poor families.

Statistics show that Vietnam has more than 5,000 school-aged HIV-positive carriers (0-15 years old) and thousands of HIV-affected children.

In related news, the Thi Nghe Center for Orphans and Disabled Children now has more than 2,300 students, since its establishment in 1975. Most of them have physical, intellectually and communication problems to deal with.

Source: SGGP

Obama to give tax breaks to businesses creating new jobs

In Uncategorized on October 16, 2010 at 2:24 pm

US President Barack Obama said Saturday he wanted to create tax incentives for businesses that innovate and create new jobs.

Unemployment in the US from September 2009 to September 2010

“I want to give every business in America a tax break so they can write off the cost of all new equipment they buy next year,” the president said in his weekly radio address. “That’s going to make it easier for folks to expand and hire new people.”

The comments came after US government data showed the US economy shed 95,000 jobs in September just weeks ahead of key mid-term elections.

The unemployment rate remained unchanged at 9.6 percent from August.

Obama also said he wanted to make the research and experimentation tax credit permanent as job creation depended on promoting new ideas and technologies.

He also said he wanted to provide a tax cut for clean energy manufacturing in America.

But Obama criticized previsions in the US tax law that give billions ofkkk dollars in tax breaks to companies that create jobs and profits in other countries, saying: “I want to close these tax loopholes.”

The president he said Republicans in Washington had consistently fought to keep these corporate loopholes open.

“Over the last four years alone, Republicans in the House voted 11 times to continue rewarding corporations that create jobs and profits overseas — a policy that costs taxpayers billions of dollars every year,” Obama said, adding: “That doesn’t make a lot sense.”


Source: SGGP

Creating closer link between employees and employers

In Uncategorized on May 16, 2010 at 5:05 pm

Creating closer link between employees and employers

QĐND – Sunday, May 16, 2010, 21:29 (GMT+7)

Many graduated students cannot find a job even while many businesses are short of employees.

In recent years, training has not been in line with real demand for socio-economic development so graduates must be retrained. The current labour force is seeing an imbalance between qualifications and job opportunities.

Economic expert Le Dang Doanh says that Vietnam has a golden population with a high number of working age people. Vietnamese workers are intelligent and skillful and wage levels are affordable for employers. However, this is currently not working to its more highly qualified workers. Moreover, Vietnam is developing strongly and its labour force costs will increase so workers should improve their qualifications and productivity to raise the competitiveness of the economy in the integration process, Mr Doanh says.

Regarding the weaknesses of the Vietnam’s labour market, Mr Doanh says that both businesses and workers suffer from a lack of proper information. In the organised labour market, such as the State-owned sector, small- and medium- sized enterprises, and foreign directed investment businesses, workers are managed quite well while in the informal economic sector, they are not. Currently, more than 3 million economic households across the country attract around 38 percent of the total labour force but they do not strictly implement State regulations on minimum salary, labour practices, healthcare and social insurance and other rights.

The artificial shortage in the labour force is due to the inefficient performance of Vietnamese labour market, Mr Doanh says. Workers do not access useful information about the real needs of businesses, occupational fields and income. In addition, businesses have not developed the necessary infrastructure, such as houses, kindergartens, hospitals, and schools, to help workers feel secure with their jobs.

Improving the quality of the labour force requires close coordination among many agencies, in which the education and training sector plays a key role, Mr Doanh emphasises. It should renew its training methods as workers lack discipline and do not know how to adjust to working conditions. Therefore, to have an efficient labour force, training centres should work closely with businesses.

The productivity of Vietnamese workers is low. Over the past 25 years, productivity increased by 300 percent while in the Republic of Korea, it rose by 3,000 percent. To raise productivity, Vietnam must pay attention to health and the quality of population, ensure the gender balance and renovate training.

Promoting mutual understanding between businesses and workers

According to Nguyen Lam Thuy, director of employment network 116, it is essential to disseminate information on job recruitment, not only through newspapers, but also at vocational training centres.

In addition, workers should also conduct their job search in such a way that both businesses and workers know each others’ needs, Ms Lam said.

She also suggested that businesses employ workers for long-term contracts, rather than short-term ones. Moreover, workers should understand their job properly and choose the job that suits their ability, she added.

Regular job fairs have created good opportunities for businesses and workers to directly meet, exchange information and sign contracts. Through these events, workers gain access to employment information, while businesses can recruit employees easily at the fairs. However, such fairs will become more useful if they include job consultancy groups to help workers secure suitable positions.

Furthermore, workers should seek information relating to the businesses which they are planning to work for. Information on job recruitment should be expanded, not only within the framework of the fairs, but also at job placement centres.

The State should encourage job consultancy centres to provide updated information on the labour market, both inside and outside the country.

Taking an active role in ensuring the labour force

Luong Quoc Toan, Deputy General Director of Phu Giang Paper and Packaging Co. Ltd. in Bac Ninh province, says that his company did not suffer a shortage of workers after the lunar New Year festival as 95 percent of its workers are locals.

Most local workers are young and have good professional skills. They want to work for the company at a stable level of salary because it is convenient for them to go to work a short commuting distance from the factory, Mr Toan says.

He elaborates that his company creates a friendly working environment to make workers feel they are working at home.

According to Mr Toan, young workers often work hard and are eager to learn more to increase their professional skills. Currently, each locality has at least one vocational training centre, so local businesses do not face a shortage of workers. However, businesses should draw up long-term employment plans to ensure an adequate labour force. For example, if a company wants to apply new production technology and install new facilities in the next two years, it should promptly create a new employment plan, not wait until the new production chain becomes operational. To attract more workers, businesses must consider them as a valuable asset, create a good environment and ensure them a stable income, he adds.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Creating equal development opportunities for children

In Uncategorized on May 8, 2010 at 4:49 pm

Creating equal development opportunities for children

QĐND – Saturday, May 08, 2010, 22:28 (GMT+7)

A month of action was launched in Ninh Binh province on May 8 to create equal opportunities for the development of all children.

Addressing the launch ceremony, Deputy Prime Minister Truong Vinh Trong emphasised that after ten years of implementing the movement “For the Future of Children” (2001-2010), children have enjoyed better healthcare, education, physical training and cultural services.

However, many children living in remote areas are still facing numerous difficulties and suffer child abuse.

About 4.5 million children are currently living in poor conditions and to not yet have access to healthcare, education and cultural services.

Mr Trong called on local authorities and functional agencies to create suitable action plans to improve both the spiritual and material lives of all children.

He also stressed the need to prevent child abuse and create the best conditions for children to enjoy better overall care.

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and many other organisations and individuals presented gifts to disadvantaged children and outstanding poor students.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND