13/04/2020 20:29 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Hanoi campaign to help youths made jobless by COVID-19

Hanoi is offering 10,000 jobs in a campaign launched on April 13 to students and young people who have become unemployed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The campaign is being organised by the Hanoi chapter of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (HCYU), the Hanoi Students’ Association, and the Hanoi Youth Federation, in cooperation with Global Shapers Hanoi, Global Shapers HCM City, Canavi, Accesstrade, and the G.A.P Institute.

It aims to connect them with recruiters offering seasonal and work-from-home jobs as well as employment after the pandemic ends, in an effort to support the community and ensure that economic recovery is sustainable.

The non-profit campaign targets students and young people as their employment is particularly vulnerable during the pandemic. Many have already lost their jobs and are struggling to make ends meet, as thousands of small- and medium-sized enterprises and household businesses in the city have suspended operation.

At the same time, the HCYU also launched a project called “Ha Noi Nghia Tinh” (Hanoi With Love), offering 8,000 free food portions daily to disadvantaged students, workers, and others.

Running from now until April 30, the project will deliver free food such as rice, meat, eggs, vegetables, drinking water and other necessities every day to those in need.

On April 13, the project presented food to 150 poor households with members who regularly visit Bach Mai Hospital for dialysis, 200 students in Me Tri dormitory at the Hanoi National University, and workers living in the Quang Minh Industrial Park’s lodgings./.
VNA/VNP