|Job seekers attend a job fair held by the Youth Employment Service Centre in HCM City in May. VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Vũ|
HCM CITY — Recruiting demand from retailers is on the rise in the third quarter of this year as employers are accelerating the operations of new stores to compensate for ones closed last year, according to a report released by recruitment service provider Navigos Group.
Businesses in the retail industry are enhancing the number of personnel, focusing on finance/accounting, sales, marketing, and merchandising, according to the report that was based on recruitment demands of Navigos Search’s clients in the second quarter of this year.
The demand for recruiting personnel in this segment is forecasted to grow sharply in the next three to six months.
After Covid-19, candidates in the retail industry are often seeking a salary 30 per cent to 50 per cent higher than their previous pay level.
The reason given is that due to two years of COVID-19 pandemic, their salaries were not increased or were even reduced. This has led to demanding a higher salary than before 2019.
In addition, candidates in this industry are interested in a hybrid working model or working remotely full-time.
The industrial real estate sector also expects an increase in recruitment demand in the third quarter of the year.
Due to growing Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), especially from European firms, industrial real estate should continue to thrive, especially the smart integrated ready-built factory and warehouse segment which services medium and small-scale investment projects.
As demand for production and consumption has almost completely recovered after the Covid-19 pandemic, firms in the industrial real estate segment continue to expand and invest in more projects.
Some positions, such as rental manager, industrial property manager, and investment manager, lack enough qualified candidates.
Employers often prioritise Vietnamese candidates in this sector, particularly those with experience.
The past three years have seen a rapid expansion of this sector, making it challenging to fill numerous positions with qualified candidates.
It puts pressure on employers to consider lowering their hiring standards and offering flexible remuneration if they want to attract quality candidates.
Hiring demand in the Information Technology sector is also accelerating as numerous contracts and orders related to IT are transferred to the Vietnamese market due to the impact of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict.
Enterprises demanding expansion and reorganisation will further the numbers of IT engineers, as they respond to the need for operating digital centres and digitising organisations.
The vacancies are mainly technical positions at a medium level such as software development, data engineering, DevOps engineer, artificial intelligence (AI) engineer, and also include some non-IT positions such as sales manager.
Aside from requiring technical skills and English language proficiency, many companies offer flexible working options such as remote work or hybrid work.
Candidates must also be able to function without close supervision, be flexible and adaptable, and have a disciplined approach to their work. —VNS