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Laos: Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare Helps 556,600 Access Employment
Source: kplnet.net
Source Date: Tuesday, October 05, 2010
Focus: Electronic and Mobile Government
Country: Lao People's Democratic Republic
Created: Oct 10, 2010

The Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare has claimed it had helped over 556,600 people access employment over the last five years.

These include 413,200 people having worked in agriculture and forestry sectors, 79,200 people in industry and construction sectors, and 22,200 in service sector.

Meanwhile other 53,600 people have been employed overseas, according to Director of the Labour Skills Development and Labour Recruitment Department, Mr. Phouvanh Chanthavong.

"Since 2006, the Ministry has focused on improving the system of labour skills development, labour skills development, labour skills competition and improving labour skills standards"said Mr. Phouvanh.

At the meeting, the participants learned that the ministry had achieved 102.32 per cent of its target in term of labour recruitment. They also learned the ministry’s plan for 2010-2011 period, designed as part of the government efforts in translating into reality the strategy for the labour and social welfare sector till 2020.

Also present at the yesterday’s meeting was Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Welfare, Mr. Laoly Faiphengyua.
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