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Demand for human resources grows along with City economy

Update: September, 26/2014 - 08:28
A teacher shows students how to use IT machines at northern Vinh Phuc Province's Vietnamese-German Vocational College. More IT workers will be needed as the sector expands. – VNA/VNS Photo Vu Sinh

HCM CITY (VNS) — The demand for human resources has increased in the IT, electronics, real estate, tourism-hospitality, mechanical engineering-automation, and textile sectors since last year, according to the HCM City Centre for Human Resource Forecast and Labour Information.

The trend dovetails with the city's economic development, Tran Anh Tuan, the centre's deputy head, said.

The IT industry has accounted for 8 per cent of the total demand this year as investment increased.

In the first quarter of 2016 Samsung Corporation's 70ha factory will begin to operate in the city and need nearly 5,000 employees, and this would pose a challenge, Tuan said.

In the housing sector, which has accounted for around 6 per cent of the total demand, the market's recovery and growth has led to an increased need for human resources.

In the textile and footwear sectors, Viet Nam has been getting more and more orders from markets like the EU, Japan, and the US. According to the city's industrial parks and export processing zones, investment in the two industries has accounted more than 70 per cent of the total investment this year.

In the last quarter the demand for manual labour at companies is expected to increase because of the ongoing expansion in production.

Of 60,000 workers needed in the remaining months, manual workers will account for 35 per cent, up from 25.2 per cent in the third quarter, mostly in sales, services, textiles, and tourism-hospitality.

The rest will be skilled employees and graduates from universities, colleges, and vocational schools in the fields of IT, mechanical engineering, electronics, electricals, and telecom.

Tuan said 35,000 more workers would be needed for seasonal jobs between November and a few after Tet in late January.

The number of graduates seeking employment now accounts for 40 per cent of the total, he added. — VNS

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