Around 80,000 workers are needed in Ho Chi Minh City for the first quarter of this year, according to the HCM City Human Resources Forecast and Labour Market Information (FALMI) Centre.
Students of the Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology and Education inspect a technological device. (Photo: thanhuytphcm.vn)
Most of new jobs are available in business - sale, service, transportation, and information technology, among others.
In January, the city helped more than 23,100 labourers to get jobs and created over 10.500 new jobs, or 7.73 percent and 7.84 percent of the yearly plan.
Besides, the city provided job consultancy for more than 7,500 labourers and introduced jobs to nearly 5,000 workers.
According to the centre, the city’s recruitment demand for February is lower than the initial plan with about 30,000 job vacancies.
Of the number, the demand for trained labourers makes up 83.18 percent, including 14.06 percent of university graduates.
Fields recruiting many labourers include garment-textiles, mechanical engineering, food processing, business-sale, real estate, information technology, and finance-accounting, among others.
In 2020, the centre forecasts the city will need about 323,000 workers, with 135,000 new jobs.
The city’s demand for trained labourers stands at 85 percent, including 19.8 percent of university graduates.
Businesses are mostly in need of labourers in trade (18.77 percent), services (12.79 percent), transportation (7.11 percent), and electronics - information technology (6.42 percent).
The need for laborers is expected to become more serious when the EU-Vietnam FTA (EVFTA) takes effect.
Vietnam is considered an attractive destination for investors thanks to the cheap labor force. In 2019, the minimum zonal wages of Vietnamese workers ranged between VND2.92 million and 4.18 million.