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Businesses race to recruit workers for Tết holiday

Update: January, 17/2019 - 16:23
Big C Thăng Long supermarket chain recruits some positions for Tết holiday such as gift basket wrapping, warehouse staff and cashier staff. — Photo timvieclam.net.vn
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Ahead of the upcoming Lunar New Year (Tết) holiday, many companies have high demand for short-term employers, with some wiling to pay them up to VNĐ1 million (US$43) per day.

Cashiers, warehouse staff, gift wrappers, supermarket workers, security guards and caterers are some of the most in demand jobs.

Vinmart convenience stores system is employing some 1,000 salesmen in Hà Nội to serve for Tết occasion. From November 2018, Big C Thăng Long supermarket chain also announced the recruitment for Tết holiday in positions such as gift basket wrapping, warehouse staff and cashier staff.

Some jobs such as domestic helpers and security guards are offered very good pay to work ahead of Tết.

According to the Quốc Thắng Security Service Company Limited, this firm is recruiting short-term employees and offering a rate of VNĐ200,000 to VNĐ700,000 per day, and the rate for Lunar New Year is VNĐ600,000 to VNĐ1.2 million per day.  The company started to recruit three months before Tết but the supply still cannot meet demand.

In terms of domestic workers, the salary fluctuates from VNĐ500,000 to VNĐ1 million per day. According to some service companies which supply domestic helpers, since the beginning of January, many households begin depositing money to recruit domestic workers for Tết.

Vũ Thị Thanh Liễu, vice director of Hà Nội Centre for Employment Service, said from the beginning of November, the centre has received many orders for seasonal workers from enterprises, most of them commercial services firms.

Currently, the supply of seasonal workers is plentiful because workers want to take advantage of this occasion to find work and earn more money, Liễu added. — VNS

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