From 10 to 30 April, 2020, Canavi, Hanoi Youth Union, Student Association Vietnam Youth Union TP. Hanoi, Global Shapers Hanoi, and Global Shapers Ho Chi Minh in collaboration with Accesstrade, G.A.P Institute implemented the ‘Campaign for 10,000 jobs for the community – Fighting seasonal unemployment’.

The non-profit program was initiated to train, create jobs and generate income for thousands of unemployed candidates due to the economic impact of Covid-19. The pandemic is causing thousands of workers to leave their work indefinitely, with financial pressure increasing every day.

According to the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, the number of unemployed people who applied for unemployment insurance in February 2020 was 47,164, an increase of 59.2 percent compared to January 2020 and an increase of 70 percent compared to January 2020 with the same period last year. Accordingly, a series of workers from teachers, workers, to unskilled workers etc.

Secretary of the Hanoi Youth Union, Nguyen Ngoc Viet said, in the context of Covid-19, young people and students are often subject to precarious situations when businesses encounter difficulties or lose jobs.

“When the small and medium business models, individual business households closed. It is expected that if the epidemic lasts until May, tens of thousands of businesses will be closed due to the overwhelming pressure of various expenses such as rent, flat taxes and so on, leading to tens of thousands of young people to lose their source of income,” he said in a statement.