Nearly 58,000 people register for jobless allowance in HCMC

Ho Chi Minh City’s Job Introduction Centre has announced that as of December 15, 57,633 people have registered to claim unemployed benefits and nearly 48,000 people have received jobless allowance during the month.

File photo shows laid-off workers register for unemployment allowance at an unemployment pay centre.

File photo shows laid-off workers register for unemployment allowance at an unemployment pay centre.

Mr Thang said that some unemployed people have complained about receiving their unemployment pay late and in some the cases; some people have not declared their unemployment status to the authorities.

According to the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA), people who are eligible to claim unemployment pay, are those who have paid their premiums for at least the last 12 months and have signed up with a local job centre. People need to register for unemployment benefits, seven days after losing their jobs. Within 15 days of registration, laborers have to submit applications for unemployment allowances and any other supporting documentation.

HCM City has seen the greatest number of jobs losses since January 1 this year, and it accounts for 50% of registered unemployed nationwide.

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