Binh Duong: firms seek 20,000 labourers in early 2018

Friday, 2018-02-23 11:48:11
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Only 25 percent of local labourers returned to work in Binh Duong (Illustrative image).
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NDO/VNA – More than 500 enterprises in the southern province of Binh Duong registered with the provincial job placement centre to fill the required 20,803 workers before and after the Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday, the centre said.

They need 16,785 unskilled workers, or 80 percent of the recruitment, with the remaining job places being for skilled labourers. Most of the jobs are in transport, construction, office jobs, footwear, garment-textile, electronics, footwear, and wood exports.

Aside from advertising on mass media, the province plans to establish employment transaction floors to connect labourers with enterprises.

According to Nguyen Thanh Phuong, Deputy Director of the centre, in February the demand for employees in the province increased to serve the Tet holiday period and fill gaps as many labourers often change jobs after the holiday.

Only 25 percent of local labourers returned to work on February 22 (the seventh day of the first lunar month) after the Tet festival, up five percent from the same period last year. The figure was estimated to be 40 percent in local industrial parks.

Located in the southern key economic region, Binh Duong is a leading industrial hub in Vietnam.

Currently, Binh Duong is home to 29 industrial parks with a total area of 12,790 hectares, of which 26 are operational. By 2020, the province will have 34 industrial parks with a combined area of over 15,000ha.