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Recruitment needs in some fields rise strongly in third, fourth quarter

Update: October, 24/2020 - 11:35


Many enterprises in the fields of fast-moving consumer goods, IT, energy and insurance saw high recruitment needs, especially for mid- and high-level personnel, in the third quarter. VNA/VNS Photo Thế Duyệt

HCM CITY — Recruitment needs, especially for medium- and high-level personnel, in the third quarter rose in the fields of fast-moving consumer goods, IT, energy and insurance, recruitment company Navigos Group said in a report released on Thursday.

The need will continue to be high in the next three to six months.

According to the report, fast-moving consumer goods and retail in the third quarter saw an increase of 40 per cent to 50 per cent compared to February-July this year.

The high need was due to many companies in the sector changing to online sales. They need employees for e-commerce, digital marketing, and online sales.

In the energy sector, work on several big energy projects in the country has begun. Moreover, new regulations relating to energy investment and the country’s national energy development strategy until 2030 have provided more chances to invest in this sector.

The Navigos Group said that many companies in the energy sector need employees who have professional knowledge and good English skills. They are ready to pay higher than average salaries and prefer candidates who live in places where the projects are being carried out.

In the insurance sector, many companies need financial consultants in large numbers as well as IT engineers to develop their digital platforms.

At a press briefing held on October 7 in Hà Nội, Vũ Thị Thu Thủy, head of population and labour statistics department at the General Statistics Office, said the labour market in the third quarter showed signs of recovery.

The remaining months will be a “golden” time for investment and commerce, Thủy said, adding that many companies will need more employees.

The unemployment rate is expected to fall and could be less than 4 per cent, which is the National Assembly’s goal.

Many recruitment companies are hiring thousands of workers for companies for the fourth quarter.

A report from the HCM City Centre for Forecasting Manpower Needs and Labour Market Information shows that the city’s labour market is expected to see positive changes in the fourth quarter.

The centre forecasts that there will be nearly 62,000-65,000 job vacancies in the last quarter. Most of them will be in trade-commerce, logistics, food processing, services, IT-telecommunications, and finance-banking-insurance, among other fields.

In the third quarter, the recruitment needs of enterprises in many sectors in the city increased by 13.5 per cent compared to the second quarter, and fell by 33.61 per cent against the same period last year.

The city Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs is carrying out activities to assist workers and enterprises to overcome difficulties caused by COVID-19. It has set up three teams to provide assistance.

The department is also opening job floors to connect enterprises and workers, and is providing assistance to help unemployed workers access vocational training. VNS


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