HCMC businesses will need 40,000 new workers after Tet: report

The Ho Chi Minh City’s Center for Forecasting Manpower Needs and Labor Market Information (FALMI) said that Ho Chi Minh City businesses will need 40,000 new employees or 3 percent in January and February after Tet holidays (the Lunar New Year).

Demand of workers in textile and garment is predicted to increase after Tet holiday breaks (photo: SGGP)

The rate of workers moving between companies is just 15 percent, the labor center said.

The rate of jumping workers and shortage of employees after the Lunar New Year is low because employees want to have stable job and most of enterprises have good bonus policy to keep their workers stay.

In addition, demands of sale person, marketing, food processing,  house helping, security, ornamental plant takers, tour guides and delivery services is predicted to increase in January and February by 40,000 jobs.

The center said that the city will recruit skilled employees for textile and garment, leather shoes making, food processing, construction in March.

In 2017, the city is expected to create  140,000 new vacancies, an increase of 7.7 percent compared to 2016.

By Manh Hoa – translated by Uyen Phuong

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