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Creating jobs for pCreating jobs for disabled people in spotlighteople with disabilities has drawn the concern of delegates at a seminar in Hanoi on June 24.

The event was co-organised by the Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) and the International Labour Organisation.

According to a report released by the MoLISA, Vietnam is home to 6.7 million disabled people, of whom 67 percent are of working age.

The Vietnamese Party and State have devised a host of laws and policies in a bid to create conditions for people with disabilities to work. However, only 5,000-6,000 of them have a chance to engage in vocational training each year.

Nearly 36 percent of disabled people are illiterate, while 20.7 percent have finished primary education and 24.5 percent secondary education. About 70 percent of people with disabilities are unable to live on their own.

Delegates at the event attributed limitations in vocational training and job creation to financial problems and the inadequate attention of some relevant ministries, branches and localities.

They underscored the need for the ministries and branches to accelerate information work to bring policies and laws closer to localities, businesses, the community and disabled people themselves.

The move aims to provide vocational training and jobs for 300,000 disabled people by 2020.

Source: VNA

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