Falmi Director Tran Thi Anh Dao said that the labour market witnesses a trend of increase in quantity and reduction in the demand on labourers for simple jobs.

Specifically, the city’s demand of trained labourers is 78.23 percent, including 23.68 percent of university graduates.

A rise is seen in the demand on labourers in industry, trade and service, real estate, transportation, storage, import-export. Many businesses are in need of labourers in financial-banking, architecture-construction, information technology, and electrics.

A Falmi survey showed that over 10,000 labourers are seeking for jobs in sale and marketing, accounting-auditing, office administration, transportation-storage-import-export, and mechanics-automation.

As many as 33.68 percent of them expect a wage from 5-8 million VND (215 – 343 USD) per month, while 25.49 percent request 8-10 million VND per month, 19.46 percent hopes for 10-15 million VND per month, 9.65 demands over 15 million VND monthly and 11.72 percent wish for under 5 million VND per month.

According to Associate Prof. Dr. Le Van Tan, Vice Principal of the Ho Chi Minh University of Industry, the majority of 5,000 vacancies offered in the recruitment festival held recently are in information technology, mechanics, automobile, electronics, environment, construction, finance and tourism.

He added that foreign recruiters focus more on labourers’ qualification and productivity.

It is forecast that in 2019, HCM City needs 320,000 labourers.-VNA