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Dong Nai creates 47,000 jobs in six months

Update: June, 24/2015 - 16:20
The province plans to create 44,000 more jobs by the end this year. — Photo VNA

DONG NAI (VNS) — Southern Dong Nai Province created 47,000 jobs in the first half of this year, according to the province's Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.

This is equal to 52 per cent job generation in the entire year.

The province plans to create 44,000 more jobs by the end this year, the department added.

Apart from recruitments by enterprises, local people found jobs in several social programmes for poverty reduction and rural vocational training.

Dong Nai has set a target to generate 90,000 jobs for local people this year. The current demand for workers in enterprises based in the province has been very high. Hence, the target looks easy to meet, the department's officials observed.

With the creation of more jobs, the local economy has been developing dramatically, enterprises have been expanding production, and social programmes have been working effectively, the department pointed out.

Foreign direct investment (FDI) businesses have led in creating the maximum number of jobs by employing 457,000 of total 850,000 workers in the province.

A worker in an FDI firm earns an average monthly wage of VND5 million (US$230).

In the first half of the year, FDI businesses recruited 22,000 workers, accounting for 50 per cent of total jobs created in the province.

However, in recent years, the flow of migrant workers to Dong Nai Province has reduced, so many businesses are facing a shortage of workers, which has also affected their production. — VNS

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