|A job fair in Bình Dương Province.–VNA/VNS Photo Hải Âu|
HCM CITY – Companies expanding production and building new factories in the southeastern provinces of Bình Dương and Đồng Nai are in need of thousands of new workers.
As many as 345 enterprises need to recruit 47,500 people, according to the Bình Dương Province Labour Confederation.
Many of the companies are foreign-invested firms specialising in textiles and garments, footwear, or electronics.
Nguyễn Đình Khánh, vice chairman of the Bình Dương Province Labour Confederation, said that enterprises would pay a monthly salary of VNĐ7 million to VNĐ9 million (US$301-387.6) and other allowances and bonuses.
The companies will accept workers without experience and offer them on-the-job training, Khánh said.
Nguyễn Thanh Phương, vice director of the Bình Dương Province Employment Service Centre, said many people were visiting the job centre, but most wanted to work abroad.
In addition, other provinces and cities hire many skilled workers from Bình Dương and Đồng Nai provinces, Phương added.
The centre has published job information on its website and on social media.
In Đồng Nai Province, nearly 30,000 workers will be needed by next month, according to the provincial Department of Labour, Invalids, and Social Affairs. Of these, 90 per cent are manual workers.
Changshin Việt Nam Co needs more than 4,500 manual workers, while Pousung Việt Nam Co. in Bàu Xéo Industrial Park needs 3,000 people. As many as 1,500 workers are needed by Tokin Electronics Việt Nam Co in Long Bình Industrial Park in Biên Hòa City.
Lê Nhật Trường, chairman of the trade union at Pousung Việt Nam Co., said the company is building more factories and needs more workers. A monthly salary of VNĐ6.5 million will be paid to the new workers.
According to the Southeastern Employment Service Centre in Biên Hòa City, more than 20 enterprises have contacted the centre since the end of the Tết (Lunar New Year) holiday to recruit over 1,000 manual workers.
Many of the jobs are in the fields of textiles and garments, footwear, and wooden products.
Huỳnh Văn Tịnh, head of Đồng Nai Province’s Department of Labour, Invalids, and Social Affairs, said the province would organise job fairs at universities, colleges and other locations, as well as in other provinces. — VNS