Việt Nam will need an additional 400,000 information technology (IT) personnel by 2020, heard a forum on information and communications technology (ICT) human resources held in Hà Nội on Saturday.
Việt Nam's labour market is predicted to hit 56 million in 2019, the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs has announced.
Recruitment demand, especially senior positions in consumer electronics and real estate, is expected to increase as more companies relocate from China to Việt Nam, according to the latest report from Navigos Group.
Workers around the country are enjoying higher Tết (Lunar New Year) bonuses than last year, with the highest amount awarded to an employee reaching as much as VNĐ1.17 billion (US$50,300), according to official figures.
Companies, restaurants, convenience stores and supermarkets are busy recruiting more part-time employees for Christmas, New Year, and the Lunar New Year holiday.
Trade unions in HCM City are offering their labourers Tết bonuses, gifts, year-end parties and tickets for buses and trains for the upcoming Lunar New Year (Tết) holiday.
The fourth industrial revolution is dramatically affecting labour markets around the world, including in Việt Nam, creating new kinds of jobs for which there will be expected shortages.
Manufacturing's growth potential is bringing both opportunities and challenges for the labour market, recruitment experts have said.
A majority of employers will increase their recruitment demand in next year, according to the latest report of VietnamWorks, the online recruitment website operated by Navigos Group.