VIETNAM: Thousands of jobs need to be filled now that the country is reopening, particularly in the commercial centre of Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC).
Until the end of 2022, HCMC needs about 57,000 new workers. About 13,000 jobs are open in business and commerce, 6,500 in personal service and security, 4,300 in information technology, 2,800 in mechanical engineering and automation, and 2,700 in transportation, warehousing, and port services.
As a response, the HCMC Department of Labor, Invalids, and Social Affairs is coordinating with the HCMC Export Processing Zone, Industrial Park Authority, and the Management Board of the Saigon Hi-Tech Parks to look into the labour demands.
The department also directed the HCMC Employment Service Center and the HCMC Youth Employment Service Center to conduct activities that would link labour supply and demand in coordination with Mekong Delta provinces to enable participation in direct interviews with employers in HCMC. The department also collaborated with districts to provide job counselling to people who had lost their jobs during the lockdowns.
According to the HCMC Employment Service Center, many businesses are looking to hire a large number of workers, with salaries starting from VND 8 million (USD 352) per month.
Le Thi Kieu Phuong, director of the HCMC Employment Service Center, said that they announce daily updated information about job openings and hold an online job exchange every 15 days.
One of the companies that need employees In the mid-level and senior labour market is Bosch Vietnam Company. They are hiring information technology engineers and offers a 13th-month bonus, year-round bonuses, and a premium health insurance package for employees and their family members.
NEC Vietnam Company is recruiting engineers and offers a 15th-month bonus, international premium healthcare insurance, 19 days of paid leave, and a foreign language certificate allowance (USD 500 for each person a month).
Cholimex Company needs 1,000 food processing workers with a monthly salary of VND 6 million (USD 264) to VND 11 million (USD 484) with benefits including meal allowance, productivity bonus, child care allowance, and tourism.
Some enterprises in the garments, food processing, and electronic assembly industries are also looking for 200 to 1,500 unskilled workers. One thousand jobs have opened at Freetrend Industrial Vietnam Company, 1,000 at Yujin Vina Company, 700 at Nidec Tosok Vietnam Company, and 700 at Nobland Vietnam Company.
Meanwhile, more than 1.3 million workers have returned to work in Ho Chi Minh City as businesses have been on a hiring spree to continue operations in the new normal and to respond to business demands for the Lunar New Year.
The HCMC Department of Labor, Invalids, and Social Affairs, stated that in export processing zones, industrial and high-tech parks alone, 1,430 enterprises so far have been operating with nearly 257,000 employees.