YANGON, Aug. 15 (Xinhua) -- The Myanmar government offered employments to 21,098 domestic job seekers in July amid the outbreak of COVID-19, an official from the Labour, Immigration and Population Ministry told Xinhua on Saturday.
Of them, 19,910 workers are engaged in private sectors while 1,188 grabbed government jobs.
"Continuous efforts are being made by the ministry to create employment opportunities for job seekers during the period of COVID-19 outbreak," said Permanent Secretary U Myo Aung of the ministry.
The authorities have been making efforts for the recovery of local employment which has been affected by the pandemic.
The country saw a significant decline in the number of newly employed workers in April and May due to the pandemic outbreak.
COVID-19 was first detected in Myanmar on March 23 this year.