|Workers at Gia Định Footwear Group, Thủ Đức City, HCM City. 95 per cent of HCM City's workers at surveyed businesses returned to work after the Tết (Lunar New Year) holiday, according to the labour department. VNA/VNS Photo Hồng Đạt|
HÀ NỘI — Ninety per cent of employees at enterprises in the northern region returned to work on January 27 after the Tết (Lunar New Year) holiday.
In Bắc Giang Province, 7,186 companies had 83.3 per cent of workers return to work on January 27, according to Trần Văn Hà, Deputy Director of the provincial Department of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs (DOLISA).
He said some textile and garment enterprises with many employees would return to work as planned on January 30, adding that there is little change in the labour force before and after Tết.
The Hà Nội Federation of Labour said the rate of workers returning to work in the city after the Tết holiday is 94 per cent.
DOLISA of Quảng Ninh Province reported that most State-owned enterprises returned to work on January 27, while private enterprises backed to work on January 30.
According to Ma Shu Min, executive director of Weitai Hạ Long Textile Co., Ltd in Việt Hưng Industrial Park, Hạ Long City, more than 90 per cent of workers with more than 2,900 workers returned to work.
Companies in Nghệ An Province also reported over 87 per cent of workers went back to work on January 27.
As of January 27, the number of workers returning to work in HCM City following the Tết holiday reached 95 per cent, said Nguyễn Văn Lâm, deputy director of the city's DOLISA.
Most workers want a stable job, so he said switching to other jobs after Tết has not been as prevalent as in previous years.
The city's labour sector would see a higher ratio of labourers returning to work as more companies planned to resume operations on January 30 or later.
Some factories with many workers in HCM City returned to work on January 30, such as Freetrend Industrial Company, with 20,080 employees. Pou Yuen Vietnam Company, which has more than 52,000 workers, are expected to see 70 per cent of its employees returning to work on January 30, and the remaining workers will start working at the beginning of February.
Authorities in Bình Dương and Đồng Nai provinces said that most businesses returned to work on January 30.
Regarding the demand for labour recruitment after Tết, there will be more than 14,370 job vacancies in HCM City in the first quarter of this year.
Most recruitment will be in garment-leather footwear, electricity-electronics, chemical-plastic and business.
Hoàng Văn Thắng, deputy director of HCM City Employment Service Centre, said that from January 27, there were 26 businesses registered to recruit workers in February, with about 3,800 workers.
To connect businesses with workers, the centre will organise a job fair for former soldiers in Thủ Đức City and is expected to offer jobs for 750 former police. VNS