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Hi-tech firms face ‘huge need' for skilled workers

Update: August, 23/2013 - 09:53
Workers at a hi-tech chain to produce fan of Nidec Viet Nam Corporation in HCM Ciy's Hi-tech Industrial Park. Local hi-tech firms are facing a severe lack of skilled workers.— VNA/VNS Photo Van Khanh

HCM CITY (VNS)— Hi-tech firms in HCM City are facing a severe shortage of skilled workers with only 30 per cent of trained workers meeting their job demands.

Tran Anh Tuan, deputy director of the city's Centre of Forecasting Manpower Needs and Labour Market Information, said that the IT industry has a huge need for programmers, network engineers, hardware engineers and web designers.

But the number of job seekers meets only 70 per cent of recruitment demand, and a majority of these are new graduates with little experience who lack foreign language competency, he said.

The IT sector is among the industries with the highest demand for skilled workers. Likewise, only half the recruitment demand for mechanical engineers is being met.

Nearly 55,000 students graduating from universities and colleges in the city every year, with 40 per cent majoring in science and technology streams. — VNS


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