Le Phuong Anh quit her most recent job on the first day after she found out she’d have to work overtime.
One in 10 young people is unemployed and the risk of losing a job for young workers is three times higher than that of older laborers, the government has reported.
Foreign startups are eyeing Vietnam as one of their main markets thanks to the country’s large and young population, low costs and cheap and abundant labor force abundant.
A recent spate of youth suicides has prompted a wave of activism among Vietnam’s Gen Z, who battle anxiety, depression and loneliness. Pandemic pressures have added to underlying issues, as activists call for more resources and help for overworked social…