Ho Chi Minh City

Businesses recruit tens of thousands of workers after Tet holidays

The labor market in HCMC after Tet holidays has been noisy with lot of businesses announcing recruitment of tens of thousands of workers to develop production and trading.

The labor market in HCMC has been noisy after Tet holidays with businesses' demand of recruiting thousands of workers in HCMC (Photo: SGGP)

The labor market in HCMC has been noisy after Tet holidays with businesses' demand of recruiting thousands of workers in HCMC (Photo: SGGP)

Gia Dinh Garment and Textile Company has entered a large recruitment totaling 1,250 workers mostly untrained with the apprenticeship salary of VND3.5 million a month and lunch money. A company representative said that a new production line has been opened so the firm needs a large number of workers this year.
Meantime Pro Kingtex Vietnam Company in Binh Tan district has announced recruitment of 300 skilled workers with the salary of VND8 million (US$345) a month.
Binh Thanh Import Export Production and Trade Company has been recruiting 115 employees with the payment of VND5.5-14 million a month while FBNC Trade Service Company has been finding 500 workers to supply for companies in Saigon Hi-Tech Park.
In middle and high class segments, MessageMedia Group Vietnam Company is seeking programing engineers paying VND22-23 million a month. Innochee Company is in need of fluent engineers of Japanese with the income reaching VND57 million ($2,455) a month. Similarly Innotech Vietnam needs programing engineers good at Japanese with the earnings approximating VND64 million a month.
Mr. Tran Anh Tuan, deputy director of HCMC Center of Forecasting Manpower Needs and Labor Market Information (FALMI), said that in March 2019, businesses in the city need about 30,000 workers. Recruitment demand has been in uptrend in industries namely information technology, electricity-electronics, food processing, construction, transport-warehouse-export import, trading-sale and hotel.
According to the center, last year HCMC had nearly 45,000 newly established firms with the labor scope of 199,000 people. This year, the number of new businesses is expected to continue increasing in accordance with the city’s policy of having 500,000 enterprises by 2020. The increase in the number of businesses has created lots of new jobs.
Still the distance between job education and the market demand is very big. Of these, sales field accounting for 23 percent of recruitment demand is always in need of experienced, flexible and dynamic employees with good communication skills. Transport-warehouse-export-import and logistics services have been expanding, yet high quality human resources with good English and IT skills has failed to meet the market demand. Tourism-restaurants-hotels field continues requiring employees with technology knowledge especially to restaurant supervisors and managers.
Currently HCMC is building smart city, speeding up hi-tech fields and in dire need of employees for positions including network security, programing, application development, website design and management.

By Manh Hoa – Translated by Ngoc Thanh

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