Demand for workers in HCM City has increased about 27 per cent in May over the previous month, the city's Centre for Labour Market Information and Human Resources Forecasting estimated.
About 30,000 jobs were needed in the fields of marketing, accounting, garments and textiles, and information technology. Skilled employees accounted for 35 per cent of the demand.
TUOI TRE (Youth)
Soc Trang steps up investment promotions
The southern Mekong (Cuu Long) Delta province of Soc Trang plans to attract local and foreign investors to its 15 projects in agriculture and eco-tourism from now to 2015, according to the provincial government. Total investment capital is expected to reach more than US$112 million.
DAU TU (Vietnam Investment Review)
Half of healthcare graduates unemployed
HCM City has about 14,000 students graduated in healthcare fields from 27 schools and centres per year, but half of those remain jobless, according to the city's Department of Health.
The department's deputy director, Nguyen Tan Binh, said the labour market had become more competitive because an influx of people from other provinces looking for work.
SAI GON GIAI PHONG (Liberated Sai Gon)
Government invests in wild elephant project
The Prime Minister has approved a 2013-20 project to protect wild elephants in central Nghe An, Central Highland Dak Lak and southern Dong Nai provinces.
There are around 150 elephants living in 15 areas in the provinces of Son La, Thanh Hoa, Nghe An, Ha Tinh, Quang Nam, Dong Nai and the Tay Nguyen region, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development's Forestry Department.
NGUOI LAO DONG (The Labourer)
More new businesses established in HCM City
Around 9,300 new businesses have been established in HCM City this year, an increase of two per cent compared to the same period last year.
Most of them are small- and medium-sized enterprises. The enterprises are involved in retail trade, industrial processing and manufacturing, and construction.
LAO DONG (Labour)