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City in need of manual workers

Update: October, 05/2015 - 08:00
Manual workers produce bamboo shades for export at the Thanh Truc Handicraft Co Ltd in HCM City's Hoc Mon District. More manual workers in the city will be recruited over the next three months. — VNA/VNS Photo Manh Linh

HCM CITY (VNS) — More manual workers will be recruited over the next three months in HCM City to prepare for the Tet holiday next year, a survey conducted by the Centre for Human Resource Forecast and Labour Information has found.

Manual workers comprise 35 per cent of the 70,000 employees (about 24,500 people) needed in the year's fourth quarter.

Of the total, 17,000 employees will be needed for October; 20,000 for November and 33,000 for December. Most of the employees will be hired in fields such as sales, services, IT, textile-garment, tourism, and insurance.

About 30,000 seasonal jobs, many of them in sales, textile-garment and, hospitality, will also be needed.

In the third quarter, recruiting needs were highest in real estate, architecture, logistics and information technology.

In particular, real estate saw an increase of 4.27 per cent compared to the second quarter. Human resources were also needed for positions in price assessment, market development and counseling.

Sixty-seven per cent of all jobs required at least graduation from intermediate vocational schools which provide training for specific professions.

At least 15.5 per cent needed manual workers and 17.5 per cent graduates from college and university as well as post-graduates. Communication skills, teamwork and persuasion were employment criteria.

In the field of architecture, the number of graduates from intermediate vocational schools accounted for 46.7 per cent. The remaining were for graduates with a bachelor's, master's or Ph.D degree, or a college degree.

Ninety-five per cent of the jobs require experience, with 52 per cent of them citing at least one year of experience.

Employees with a certificate from short-term vocational training courses accounted for 74.72 per cent of the total need in the field of logistics.

In logistics, at least 13.17 per cent of the total need was for employees with bachelor's degrees and degrees from intermediate vocational schools and colleges. The remaining was for manual workers. Language and communication skills were required among employees.

In the field of IT, the need was for employees with bachelor's degrees (38.54 per cent) and college degrees (49.77 per cent). Most of them were required to have foreign language skills and work experience. — VNS

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