As soon as summer holidays draw near, students rush to apply for part-time jobs to earn extra money to be able to pay for school fees in the next academic year as well as gain some work experience. Among the most popular and preferred jbs in summer is as a security guard.
|Two security guards on duty at the SGGP newspaper office (Photo: U. Phuong)|
With a growing demand for security personnel, many companies are in the look-out for young good-looking persons with language skills and accademic level who can work for them.
At the moment, there are 1,000 available positions for temporary security guards in Ho Chi Minh City and the southern province of Binh Duong at a salary of VND3.5-8 million a month (US$167-381), including free accommodation and meals.
The reason for such a huge demand is that in this summer there will be many outdoor public programs and activities.
In addition, the numbers of customers shopping in large supermarkets in the big cities tend to increase during the hot summer months, especially as they shop and entertain themselves with their entire families.
Summer jobs as shop assistants or cashiers in supermarkets and convenience stores, waiters in restaurants, and temporary house-keepers at VND50,000-70,000 per hour (approx. US$2.38-3.33) are also readily available.
Corporate companies in Ho Chi Minh City and Binh Duong Province are also employing people for marketing their imported merchandise or coordinating in promotional campaigns at wages of VND70,000-120,000 for a 4 hourly shift ($3.33-5.71) or VND2-5 million a month ($95.2-238).
In Hanoi , companies are seeking temporary staff in the field of telecommunication and web processing (Tin Phat Joint Stock Co.), or customer service staff (Viettel Telecom and VCTV Cable Co.), or data input staff (Mobifone Telecom).
Since public awareness for environment protection has been raised considerably in the past years, many people have refused to receive flyers and jobs for distributing flyers has not been popular this summer.
Moreover, restaurants and amusement parks have stopped hiring people for dressing up as cartoon characters, which is proving to be expensive, and instead are giving out free vouchers online or after-sale gifts.