HCM City requires 20,000 workers in May

Around 20,000 extra workers will needed in Ho Chi Minh City during May, according to a recent survey on the labour market by the city’s Centre of Forecasting Manpower Needs and Labour Market Information (FALMI).

Young people fill job application forms (Photo: VNA)

The survey, released on April 21, shows that the demand for college and university graduates and postgraduates accounts for 35 percent of the available jobs, whilst 30 percent of the jobs are offered to candidates with a vocational qualification. The remaining positions are for unskilled workers.

Most of the vacancies are available in the fields of information technology (IT), electrics and electronics, textiles and garments, footwear, mechanics, real estate, sales and business, marketing and public relations.

FALMI Vice Director Tran Anh Tuan noted that labour supply is estimated to rise by 15 percent in May compared to the previous month as a large number of students will graduate during that time and start looking for jobs.

The number of experienced employees who wish to switch jobs is also forecast to grow above 20 percent in May and in the next few months.

A shortage of qualified workers remains in automation mechanics and IT, while there is an oversupply of labour in accounting and auditing, personnel and administration and architecture and construction.-VNA

Source: Vietnamplus

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