VietNamNet Bridge – Companies expanding production and building new factories in the southeastern provinces of Binh Duong and Dong Nai are in need of thousands of new workers.
A job fair in Binh Duong Province.–VNA/VNS Photo Hai Au
As many as 345 enterprises need to recruit 47,500 people, according to the Binh Duong Province Labour Confederation.
Many of the companies are foreign-invested firms specialising in textiles and garments, footwear, or electronics.
Nguyen Dinh Khanh, vice chairman of the Binh Duong Province Labour Confederation, said that enterprises would pay a monthly salary of VND7 million to VND9 million (US$301-387.6) and other allowances and bonuses.
The companies will accept workers without experience and offer them on-the-job training, Khanh said.
Nguyen Thanh Phuong, vice director of the Binh Duong 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 Binh Duong and Dong Nai provinces, Phuong added.
The centre has published job information on its website and on social media.
In Dong 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 Viet Nam Co needs more than 4,500 manual workers, while Pousung Viet Nam Co. in Bau Xeo Industrial Park needs 3,000 people. As many as 1,500 workers are needed by Tokin Electronics Viet Nam Co in Long Binh Industrial Park in Bien Hoa City.
Le Nhat Truong, chairman of the trade union at Pousung Viet Nam Co., said the company is building more factories and needs more workers. A monthly salary of VND6.5 million will be paid to the new workers.
According to the Southeastern Employment Service Centre in Bien Hoa City, more than 20 enterprises have contacted the centre since the end of the Tet (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.
Huynh Van Tinh, head of Dong 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.