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Đồng Nai, City struggle to meet labour demand

Update: February, 11/2017 - 09:00
Workers at Đồng Xuân Lộc JSC in Đồng Nai Province’s Xuân Lộc District. — VNS Photo Mạnh Linh
Viet Nam News

HCM CITY — Companies in the southern province of Đồng Nai need to find more than 30,000 new employees by the end of next month to make up for the shortage caused by the post-Tết staff turnover, according to the local Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.

Firms in labour-intensive industries such as footwear, electronics, textile and garment are in need of a large number of workers, it said.

For instance, TaeKwang Vina Industrial JSC needs 2,000 and Olympus Vietnam, 1,500.

According to a spokesperson for the Đồng Nai Garment Corporation, the company urgently needs 2,500 workers, but labour demand constantly outstrips supply in the province.

The company has to improve wages and the working environment to retain and attract workers.

Most companies require female manual workers with monthly salaries of VNĐ6 million (US$265) per person.

Over the course of the whole year the province needs to recruit nearly 79,000 workers, more than 60,600 of them unskilled, the department reports.

Companies in Biên Hòa City alone will hire nearly 30,000 workers, with those in Nhơn Trạch and Trảng Bom districts adding 11,000 each.

Đồng Nai Province is home to 30 industrial parks and export processing zones with tens of thousands of companies.

In HCM City, companies in industrial parks and export processing zones alone need 3,000 manual workers and 300 trained engineers this month, according to the Employment Service Centre of the HCM City Export Processing and Industrial Zones Authority.

The hiring will be done by both existing companies to expand production and new companies.

Trần Anh Tuấn, deputy director of the HCM City Centre for Forecasting Manpower Needs and Labour Market Information, said that post-Tết labour demand in the city was estimated at 20,000.

Of that figure, workers with college degrees or higher qualifications accounted for 27 per cent, semi-skilled and skilled workers for 38 per cent and manual workers for the remaining 35 per cent.

Navigos Search, a senior and mid-level manager recruitment service provider, has forecast that besides key industries such as manufacturing, banking, retail, and IT, which always have demands for workers, some new industries like advertising and communications are likely to grow rapidly this year after a series of M&A deals done last year. — VNS









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