Retailers seek workers for expansion plans

Some retail chains are seeking hundreds of workers as they plan to open more shops to scale up their business.

Thu Hang in district 5, HCM City, said she received many emails about job opportunities at retail chains in recent days. “About four or five emails a week,” she said.

Retailers seek workers for expansion plans

Hang has been recruited by a supermarket in district 3, but she said she would apply for a foreign invested retail chain.

Anh Tuan, who has applied for the post of a manager at a supermarket in district 1, said there are many job opportunities in the retail industry which has had high growth rates in recent years.

He said he has received many offers with the promised salary of VND25 million a month.

“The economy is warming. Businesses, especially in the retail sector, are all hurrying to employ workers,” he said, adding that ads about job opportunities can be found on all job websites.

The retail industry is seriously lacking workers because retail chains all want to enlarge their networks. The labor force in the industry is unstable as workers change their jobs regularly.


Big C, Mega Markt, VinMart, Lottemart and Bach Hoa Xanh, for example, have been seeking workers for many posts, from cashiers to sellers and managers.

Big C wants to employ hundreds of workers within one month. The notices about job opportunities appear regularly on official websites of Lotte Mart and Bach Hoa Xanh.

 

Uniqlo, the high-street fashion brand from Japan, is also seeking personnel for its first shop to open in HCM City. The candidates for the post of shop officer must have bachelor’s degree and good English communication skills.

The plan on opening a shop in HCM City this autumn was also mentioned in Fast Retailing’s annual report, the owner of Uniqlo. The Japanese brand registered to set up a business, two-member limited company, in Vietnam in October 2018.

The HR manager of a retail chain in HCM City confirmed that the retail industry is seriously lacking workers because retail chains all want to enlarge their networks. The labor force in the industry is unstable as workers change their jobs regularly.

Saigon Co-op, for example, plans to open 400 more supermarkets by the end of 2019, while The Gioi Di Dong plans to have 300 more Bach Hoa Xanh shops this year.

Nguyen Thu Trang from Manpower Group Vietnam noted that most of the world’s biggest retail groups are present in Vietnam, including regional retailers from Thailand, Japan and South Korea who have deep understanding about the Vietnamese market, and investors from the west.

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