Labour demand grows in City

Update: July, 15/2016 - 09:00
Labourers work at a supply chain in Foster Electric Co Ltd in central Quảng Ngãi Province. Around 135,000 job vacancies are expected in the second half of the year in HCM City, including 35,000 part-time jobs. - VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Long
Viet Nam News

HCM CITY — Stable economic growth has led to increased labour demand in HCM City in the first half of the year, according to HCM City’s Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.

As of mid-June, the number of newly established domestic enterprises surged by 26 per cent compared to the same period last year while the number of enterprises filing for bankruptcy fell by 32 per cent, the city’s Department of Planning and Investment said in its latest report releaved this week.

City authorities have been carrying out several policies to help small- and medium-sized enterprises gain access to capital and advanced technology and have established start-up programmes to encourage young entrepreneurs, according to the department’s report.

Total labour demand saw a year-on-year increase of 2.5 per cent, the Centre for Forecasting Manpower Needs and Labour Market Information announced last weekend.

There was a two fold increase for labour in the textile and footwear sector in the first half of the year compared to the corresponding period last year, accounting for 6 per cent of total recruitment demand, said Trần Anh Tuấn, deputy director of the centre.

Over the period, recruitment demand in mechanical engineering and automation surged by 66 per cent and in information technology by 8 per cent.

Job vacancies for sales and marketing accounted for 22 per cent of the city’s total recruitment demand during the first half of the year.

The labour market centre forecasts an additional 135,000 job vacancies in the second half of the year, including 35,000 part-time jobs. 

Of the demand in the second half, 18 per cent will be for people with bachelor’s and master’s university degrees and 16 per cent for graduates of colleges.

Workers with vocational training and manual workers will account for 43 per cent and 23 per cent, respectively, of total demand. —VNS