HCMC – A working group of HCMC Communist Youth Union members joined local officials to visit and present gifts to workers living in the HCMC’s outlying district of Binh Chanh yesterday, January 6.
The initiative was part of the city’s Youth Union efforts to improve social welfare for local workers in preparation for the upcoming Lunar New Year, or Tet.
The group visited a residential area of workers in Vinh Loc B Commune, home to around 40 families, and handed Tet presents to the youngsters living there.
Given a shortage of new orders at HCMC-based manufacturers, most workers have faced challenges in finding work and saving money to travel home for family reunion.
According to Nguyen Van Lam, deputy director of the HCMC Department of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs, the number of workers receiving severance allowance increased by 27% between January and October of 2022 compared to the same period in 2021.
As of mid-November 2022, HCMC had 50,157 employees whose earnings had decreased or been substantially impacted due to continued economic downturns.
Local governments were committed to initiating various measures to improve employees’ living conditions and assist them in finding new employment, the local media reported.