HANOI, Dec. 17 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam is expected to create 1.6 million jobs in 2014, said a report by the Vietnamese Ministry of Labor, Invalids, and Social Affairs (MOLISA) on Tuesday.
Vietnam created about 1.04 million jobs in the first eleven months of 2013, covering 87.8 percent of the government plan. The country is expected to create 1.5 million jobs in 2013, covering 96.25 percent of the whole year's plan, said the report.
The report was released at a conference held in Vietnam's central Danang City, with the participation of leaders of provincial departments of labor, invalids and social affairs and job centers all over the country.
In her keynote address at the conference, Vietnamese Minister of MOLISA Pham Thi Hai Chuyen affirmed that during the past five years, despite national and international difficulties, Vietnam has gained positive results in employment sector, reported Vietnam 's state-run news agency VNA.
In 2014, Vietnam is expected to focus on implementing the national target on employment during the 2012-2015 period, especially on improving labor supply-demand links, increasing capacity of job centers and completing information system of labor market, said Chuyen.