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Demand for high-level employees increasing

Update: July, 25/2014 - 08:54
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HCM CITY — The number of jobs postings on the job website VietnamWorks.com increased by 23 per cent to more than 26,000 jobs in the first half of the year compared to the same period last year, according to the online recruitment company's Employment Indicator Report.

During the period, demand for employees for positions of team leader, supervisor, manager and director increased, while jobs for recent graduates and entry-level positions as well as internships fell.

Demand for team leaders and supervisors increased 24 per cent compared to the first six months of 2013.

For manager and director positions, demand grew by 28 per cent and 29 per cent, respectively.

Meanwhile, positions for recent graduates fell by 19 per cent.

The labour supply saw a year-on-year drop of six per cent but is expected to grow in the next six months, the report said.

The labour supply fell from more than 1.4 million job applicants in the first six months of 2013 to more than 1.3 million applications in the first half of 2014.

Sales, IT, software and marketing were the top fields with the highest need for employees in the first half of the year.

Sales, IT/software and marketing posted 5,000, 4,000 and 3,200 jobs, respectively, for the first six months of 2014 on VietnamWorks.com.

Accounting, administrative and clerical positions attracted the most job-seekers.

Accounting and administrative/clerical positions received 214,000 and 179,000 job applications, respectively, for the same period.

Job-seekers applying for accounting faced a stiff competition ratio of 1 to 98, and those in Da Nang and Bien Hoa cities faced a competition ratio of 1 to 58 and 1 to 67 respectively. In HCM City and Ha Noi, it was 1 to 52. — VNS

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