|Workers in a wood factory of Scansia Pacific Company in Tan Tao Vinatex Industrial Zone in southern Dong Nai Province. Labour demand is increasing yearly despite the economic slowdown. — VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Vu
DONG NAI (VNS)— The southern province of Dong Nai, home to 30 industrial parks, has seen increasing demand for labour – defying the downtrend elsewhere in the country.
Over 22,000 people have been hired since early this year, one per cent more than the same period last year, according to the provincial Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.
The demand for labour steadily rose in many sectors, especially electronics, garments and mechanics, after businesses stabilised their production. However, most companies now require employees that are more qualified.
The department aims to bring jobs to 27,000 people in the second quarter of this year.
The labour market in HCM City has remained stable. Labour demand in the first quarter of this year increased by 1.4 per cent from the fourth quarter of last year, according to the city's Centre for Forecasting Manpower Needs and Labour Market Information.
Tran Anh Tuan, deputy director of the centre, told Thoi bao kinh te Viet Nam (Viet Nam Economics Times) that about 70,000 jobs will be offered in the second quarter. — VNS