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HCM City hopes to fill 75,000 positions

Update: April, 06/2012 - 10:28

HCM CITY — Demand for workers in HCM City will rise by 8-10 per cent in the second quarter, with companies hoping to fill around 75,000 jobs, the Centre for Human Resources Forecast and Labour Market Information has said.

Nearly half of the demand will be for unskilled and manual workers and 18 per cent for semi-skilled workers.

Most of the demand is expected to arise in the electrical, electronics, telecom, mechanical engineering, textile and garment, footwear, information technology, marketing, and services sectors.

The labour turnover rate was likely to drop to below 20 per cent in the quarter, Tran Anh Tuan, deputy director of the centre said.

It had stood at 20 per cent in January and February and jumped to 25 per cent in March, he said.

In the first quarter the shortage of manual workers in labour-intensive industries such as footwear and textile and garment was less serious than in the same period last year, he added.

Unskilled and semi-skilled workers accounted for more than 50 per cent of hiring in the first quarter. — VNS

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