Thousands of Ho Chi Minh City workers find new jobs

The Ho Chi Minh City Labor Union is working with provincial labor unions and company labor unions help and workers who have lost their jobs because of the global economic slowdown.

Viet Tien Garment Company is ready to hire people who lost their jobs at other companies.

Lan Van Danh, deputy of chairman of Ho Chi Minh City Labor Union, said 3,567 people made redundant had already been placed in new jobs. Most of workers were from 13 companies, some foreign-owned, which have recently gone bankrupt or scaled back production.

The Ho Chi Minh City Labor Union is assisting laid off workers new jobs, with the assistance of special and district labor unions of the city’s Hoc Mon, Thu Duc, Binh Tan districts and District 8, using connections in stable garment and leather companies.

Pou Yen Company has hired 1,200 people who lost their jobs, Hue Phong Company employed 243 people from Quang Sung Vina and Pacific AEPCi took on 87 people from Scanviwood.

Viet Tien Garment Company also hired hundreds of workers from other garment factories, saying it wanted to “share the difficulties” the industry is experiencing.

By K.H – Translated by Thanh Huong

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