Employers working hard to recruit

15:38 | 14/03/2013
Local employers are struggling to fill up their expected labour shoratge despite economic woes.

Most of the recruitment needs come from the country’s industrial hubs, according to the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA).

Fresh actions taken by big employers throughout Vietnam have echoed the MoLISA’s forecast.

The giant South Korean mobile phone maker Samsung Electronics Vietnam, based in  northern Bac Ninh province, in late February announced it would need to recruit 10,000 new workers this year, in addition to its existing 28,000 staff.

In northern Vinh Phuc province,  a series of employers, including Vietnam Precision Industrial No1 Company, Jahwa Vina, Micro Shine Vina, Vina Korea, Shinwon Ebenezer Vietnam and DaeWoo Apparel Vietnam are looking for thousands of workers.

In central Thua Thien-Hue province, Hoang Van Anh, a representative of the Employment Promotion Centre, said worker shortages were also hampering many local enterprises. In February alone, the agency held eight employment promotion sessions, with 96 enterprises registering to recruit over 8,300 workers. “However, only some 2,800 people registered to find jobs,” Anh said.

In Danang, Taiwan’s Viet Hoa Electronics Company is among the employers finding it hard to take in thousands of new workers despite efforts including lowering the recruitment conditions.

In Ho Chi Minh City, Tran Anh Tuan, deputy director of the Centre of Forecasting Manpower Needs and Labour Market Information (FALMI), said his agency’s recent surveys unveiled a total demand of about 140,000 new workers from the city-based enterprises this year.

“But it is very difficult for the enterprises to find enough workers,” Tuan said. FALMI reported that from this year to 2020, Ho Chi Minh City would need 270,000-280,000 new employees annually due to enterprises’ expanded production.

Nguyen Thi Hai Van, vice head of the MoLISA’s Department for Employment, said many localities could not satisfy their enterprises’ demand for labourers due mostly to inadequate vocational training and enterprises’ failures to meet workers’ needs for accommodations, allowances and salaries.

By Thanh Thu


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