17 labour exchange offices opened in Yangon Region for employment access

Union Minister Dr Pwint San of the Ministry of Labour said, at a job fair, that access to employment will be provided through the opening of 17 labour exchange offices in Yangon Region. To ensure accessibility to employment for those of working age, conduct skill training and for workers to enjoy their rights according to the Labour Law, district and township labour exchange offices are opened in 15 regions and states including the Nay Pyi Taw Union Territory.

The offices will select the workers with suitable qualifications and skills to meet the needs of employers, the Union minister added. A total of 5,658 factories were shut down due to COVID-19 infections in Myanmar, making more than 140,000 people jobless.

The government is taking necessary measures to create job opportunities for the unemployed. For that matter, investments from both domestic and foreign countries are being invited. More than US$1,241 million of foreign investment entered Myanmar during the six months duration from April to the end of September (FY2022-2023), creating job opportunities for local workers.

Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar

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