Job rush before and after Tet

To meet consumer demand during Tet Holiday (the Lunar New Year), many enterprises are speeding up production and promoting product consumption in all fields, resulting in the need for more employment in Ho Chi Minh City.

Job rush before and after Tet

For instance, Inahvina Company in Tan Thuan Export Processing Zone in District 7 is recruiting more than 100 laborers for making jewelry. The company even admits unskilled laborers to train.
Meanwhile, Gadys Vietnam Company is wanting to hire employees who can work soon, Duc Bon Industry Company is advertising to need 50 tailors, 100 unskilled workers and safeguards.
Over 1900 enterprises have demands for a total of 14,000 jobs in January, 2019, said Tran Anh Tuan, deputy head of HCM City’s Center for Forecasting Manpower Needs and Labor Market Information.
Normally, before Tet, the job market also opens up chances for untrained applicants or those with elementary schooling (accounting for 40 percent of the total demand) and inexperienced workers.
Jobs in this segment includes security, industrial and domestic cleaning, culinary services, delivery, sales, product packaging, and landscape decoration. According to Mr. Tran Anh Tuan, this year before Tet, HCMC will need 25,000 stable and 30,000 seasonal workers.
Since the policy on taking care of employees on Tet holidays has positively stabilized the job market, work shortage has been only be 2 percent - 3 percent and this percentage has been 4 percent - 5 percent for the fields with high employment demands such as textiles, leather, footwear and aquatic processing.
Mr. Tran Anh Tuan said that there will not be much fluctuation in high-quality employment after Tet. Fluctuations will be focused on general jobs such as textiles, leather, footwear and aquatic processing. HCMC is forecast to need 30,000 more jobs in March, 2019.
Hence, there are more chances for jobs seekers, especially graduates (which account for 60 percent of them) to get employed.
A survey from Vietnamworks shows that 38 percent of newly-graduated students don’t have a clear work orientation and, therefore, unable to find a job.
This is the biggest obstacle for graduates while hunting jobs and the survey shows thar 61 percent of them are disappointed after they find out the difference between real-life and what they learned in school.
According to Mr. Gaku Echizenya, CEO of Navigos Group Vietnam, in order to train the young people into the main workforce in the future, enterprises need to pay attention to “employee experience”, from pre-employment, probation period to official employment. In this “employee experiencing phase”, elements like employment welfare, direct manager, training and work course, and such are crucial to employers.

By DUONG LOAN - Translated by HAI SON

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