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Job jitters mount as China's factories sputter ahead of Lunar New Year

Businesses are shutting earlier than usual this year as the prolonged trade war curtails orders.

Vietnamese company to gift cars to top workers for Tet

A company in the northern Hai Duong Province plans to gift 45 cars and 20 electric scooters to its best employees ...

Environment, labor concerns delaying China-backed free trade pact: Thai diplomat

China-backed efforts to create the world's biggest free trade area are being held up by a push to include protection for workers and the environment.
January 12, 2019 | 08:53 am GMT+7

Security ministry: Prisoners should be allowed to work outside jail

Selected prisoners should be allowed to work outside prisons, Ministry of Public Security officials said at a meeting Thursday.
January 11, 2019 | 01:34 pm GMT+7

Taiwan to introduce amnesty program for overstaying foreigners

Taiwan plans a February-June amnesty program for overstaying foreign nationals including Vietnamese, offering reduced fines and shortened reentry bans.
January 07, 2019 | 02:43 pm GMT+7

Vietnam labor costs highest among ASEAN comparators

Vietnam’s labor cost is the highest among comparator countries in Southeast Asia, a World Bank report says.
December 22, 2018 | 09:00 am GMT+7

Most Vietnamese graduates interested in startups: survey

About 75 percent of Vietnamese graduates have either started their own business or are interested in opening one.
December 19, 2018 | 11:06 am GMT+7

Vietnam to up minimum wage by 5.3 pct in 2019

Vietnam will raise the minimum monthly wage by VND160,000-200,000 ($6.86-8.58) depending on the region from January 1, 2019.
December 14, 2018 | 03:53 pm GMT+7

Taiwan arrests 12 Vietnamese migrants for drug abuse

12 Vietnamese migrants were allegedly found taking synthetic drugs like amphetamine and ketamine in Taiwan.
December 14, 2018 | 08:01 am GMT+7

Japan opens door wider to foreign blue-collar workers despite criticism

Japan on Saturday enacted a law to let in more foreign, blue-collar workers to ease a labor shortage despite criticism.
December 08, 2018 | 10:03 am GMT+7

Supply chain reaction: trade war refugees race to relocate to Vietnam, Thailand

Experts say this is the biggest shift in cross-border supply chains since China joined the World Trade Organisation in 2001.
November 29, 2018 | 08:39 am GMT+7

Young Vietnamese uninterested in manufacturing jobs: survey

Young people’s lack of interest in manufacturing jobs has led to a manpower shortage in the sector, a survey has found.
November 27, 2018 | 01:27 pm GMT+7

Want more foreign talents? Then streamline your labor policies

Putting expats on an equal footing with native workers could be the solution to Vietnam’s “brain drain” crisis.
November 20, 2018 | 08:56 am GMT+7

No pickles please: India's trafficking survivors dream of drums and saws

Getting the chilli-turmeric ratio in mango pickle right, learning to thread an eyebrow or honing drumming skills?
November 14, 2018 | 10:18 am GMT+7

Vietnam should prioritize local factories for high-speed railway: senior official

The north-south high-speed railway should be seized as an opportunity for the country’s manufacturing sector and labor, a senior official says.
October 15, 2018 | 08:17 am GMT+7
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