|Young people at a recent job fair in HCM City. Many are interested in finidng ways to improve the match between labour supply and demand. — VNA/VNS Photo Phuong Vy
HCM CITY (VNS) — There will be 270,000 jobs available in HCM City next year, half of them new ones, the city's Human Resource Forecast and Labour Market Information Centre has reported.
They will be mostly in sectors like information technology, mechanical engineering, import-export warehousing and transportation, garment and textiles, leather and footwear, tourism services – hospitality, finance – credit – banking, healthcare, education and vocational training, translation and interpretation.
Amid Viet Nam's economic integration through accession to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the ASEAN Economy Community (AEC) and its signing of free trade agreements, the economy is growing and creating more jobs.
Next year the job market will require quality, trained professionals who can meet the needs of foreign companies in Viet Nam and abroad.
"Professional skills that are accepted across the AEC will be the foundation for the movement of workers within ASEAN and around the world," Tran Anh Tuan, deputy director of the centre, said.
"And this will be a challenge for Vietnamese workers.
"Integration will create more job opportunities but with higher requirements in terms of professional skills, foreign languages, creative capability, communication, teamwork, discipline and responsibility." — VNS