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HCM City needs 148,000 highly skilled employees for key sectors this year. Photo courtesy of

According to Tran Anh Tuan, deputy director of the HCM City Human Resources Forecast and Labour Market Information (Falmi) Centre, trained and professional workers are necessary to meet their human resources needs and expand and for the city to attract foreign investment.

Demand for workers is increasing in many areas of technology.

For instance, the IT sector needs workers in areas such as data analysis (big data), network security, mobile apps programming, game programming, 3D game design programming, 3D animation, and others.

The city is expected to have 78,000 vacancies in the third quarter and another 70,000 in the fourth quarter.

Architecture – engineering, IT, transport and logistics, import-export, the auto industry, accounting, auditing, the chemical industry have the greatest need.

So far this year the demand for human resources has increased by 24.4 per cent year-on-year.

Of 69,000 people looking for jobs this year, 82 per cent have been university or college graduates.

Many students graduating from vocational schools have been able to get jobs immediately with high salaries.

The employment rate is 100 per cent in the case of students from certain vocational schools.

Source: VNS

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