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Vietnamese Workers Get Pink Slips, Not Tet Bonuses

Nguoi Viet , Jami Farkas Posted: Dec 29, 2008

Jobs in Vietnams export processing zones have attracted thousands of Vietnamese from rural areas to the cities. Now, many workers are headed back to their villages for the Tet, or New Year, holiday, more than a month away, without their traditional Tet bonuses, reports Nguoi Viet. The newspaper reports many workers wont return to those jobs and will have to find other work. Foreign-owned companies handed out pink slips to many workers, because of decreased global demand for products. Some workers have quit, because they no longer earn enough, because they can no longer produce as many units of goods as demand shrinks. The job losses have hit industrial zones in Hanoi and Saigon. Hanoi-based Cannon cut 2000 jobs and Nissei Electronic laid off 300 workers in the Thanh Long Industrial Park, reports the newspaper. Ahead of the release of the countrys joblessness statistics, a top labor official said unemployment will worsen in 2009. The jobless in Vietnam will join the ranks of 210 million unemployed men and women worldwide by late next year, according to the International Labor Organization.

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