City's enterprises need thousands more workers

The municipal Centre for Forecasting Manpower Needs and Labor Market Information believes that enterprises in Ho Chi Minh City will need to recruit 87,000 laborers in the second quarter of this year.

Workers make shirts at Viet Tien Garment Corporation in Ho Chi Minh City (Photo: SGGP)

Industrial and export processing zones alone will need 10,000 laborers. The recruitment demand in the second quarter of this year will increase from 7-10% compared to the first quarter of this year, according to Tran Anh Tuan, deputy head of the municipal Centre of Forecasting Manpower Needs and Labor Market Information.

Of the total number of workers, 30% are university or college graduates, 25% are trained workers and 45% are manual laborers.

Tuan added that in this period, many firms were looking to recruit workers for sales, marketing, mechanical work, electronics, customer service, information technology, construction and food processing.

Businesses in the city are in dire need of a trained workforce. Though many companies have announced their recruitment plans months ago, they have not been able to recruit enough workers.

Ho Chi Minh City now has 4.7 million people in the working age group. More than 250,000 laborers are working in the city’s export processing zones and industrial parks.

By H.Thu – Translated by Thu Minh

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