Foreign direct-invested companies operating in southern Dong Nai Province need about 116,000 workers from now to 2015. Fifty-five per cent of them must have some vocational training, the province's Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs has said.
Other private companies in the province need about 38,000 people for the same time period. At least 45 per cent of them should be graduates of vocational-training schools.
For many years, companies have had to seek workers outside the province because of high demand for skilled or semi-skilled employees.
Tin Tuc (News)
Southern province revokes investment licence
The southern province of Dong Nai plans to revoke the investment license for the Nhon Trach new urban area.
Investors for the project, which has been delayed for 12 months past the deadline, have not registered to extend the time.
The project was the biggest one in the province, with total capital of US$2 billion.
Dau Tu (Investment Review)
Steel inventory remains at high level
Steel inventory volume in March was 320,000 tonnes, much higher than the permitted level of 250,000 tonnes, according to the Viet Nam Steel Association.
The association said that many companies would be closed if this volume of inventory remained. In February, four of its members had to suspend operations.
In March, the association estimated that its members produced about 350,000 tonnes of steel.
Thoi Bao Kinh Te Viet Nam (Viet Nam Economic Times)
Ninh Thuan makes plans for grape festival
The southern-central province of Ninh Thuan has asked for the Prime Minister's greenlight to organise an international grape and wine festival.
The festival will be held in April next year, with more than 100 stores introducing grape and grape-based products produced by domestic and foreign companies.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)