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Overview of the seminar
The seminar is an opportunity for participants to share their experiences and increase their understanding of labor which makes policy recommendations to promote sustainable employment in the electronic enterprises in Vietnam.
Additionally, the Government also needs to promote the development of supporting industry and provide components as an important solution to reduce the negative impact of automation to labor as well as electronic employment while providing practical and correct solutions to improve the quality of human resources through vocational training activities in enterprises.
In recent years, the electronic industry has grown rapidly and become a key industry in Vietnamese economy. In 2017, the total export turnover of electronic field reached over $71 billion, 2.5 times in textile industry and nearly five times in footwear industry. Over the past five years, the number of electronic businesses has increased double and reached 1,237 enterprises in 2015. The number of employees in electronic industry has also increased two times and reached about 400,000 workers in 2015 and nearly 600,000 workers in 2017.
Remarkably, the industrial revolution 4.0 has had a strong impact on the electronic industry, affecting employment and income of employees. According to ILO’s report, about 75% jobs in electronic industry in Vietnam do not require high technical which will be replaced by machinery in the near future. In this context, development of sustainable employment has become a leading development target in electronic businesses. In recent years, the eclectronic industry has grown rapidly and become a key industry in Vietnamese economy.
Recently, the Bureau for Employer’s Activitives in Vietnam (BEA / VCCI), in collaboration with the ILO, organized a workshop “Development of electronic supporting industry through enhancing quality of employment”. The workshop focused on the issues of the state, trade unions, business representatives and solutions to enhance the quality of human resources for the electronics sector through education and vocational training
The seminar is an opportunity for participants to share their experiences and increase their understanding of labor; policy recommendations will be introduced to promote decent work in e-businesses in Vietnam. At the seminar, all participants agreed that, in addition to the development of appropriate education and training strategies, the government should also promote the development of the supporting industry and provide components as a solution. importantly, to reduce the negative impact of automation on the labor, employment of the electronics industry. At the same time, provide practical and correct solutions to improve the quality of human resources through vocational training activities in enterprises in general.