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Ho Chi Minh needs 53,000 workers

Publication Date : 19-02-2013


Ho Chi Minh City is forecast to require an additional 53,000 workers in the last two months of the first quarter.

Vietnamese workers are expected to work in the fields of mechanics, electrics industry, architecture, plastics, real estate, garments and textiles and leather shoes, according to the HCM City Centre for Human Resources Forecast and Labour Market Information.

Around 35 per cent of the demand is for unskilled workers, 40 per cent for vocational trainees and 25 per cent for those graduating from colleges and universities.

Demand for workers in the next two quarters was forecast to be higher than the first quarter with around 70,000 labourers needed for each quarter, said the centre’s director Tran Anh Tuan.

Worker demand focuses on the fields of mechanics, information technology, human resources management, marketing and chemical.

Analysis from the HCM City socio-economic research agency shows that the labour market of the city continues developing sustainably in the first quarter.

Labour shortage after the Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday is sometimes found in sectors that require huge numbers of unskilled workers and vocational trainees such as garments and textiles, food production and processing and services.


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