Ho Chi Minh City generates 90,800 new jobs so far this year

Monday, 2020-09-14 17:32:45
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NDO/VNA - Some 90,800 new jobs have been created in Ho Chi Minh City so far this year, accounting for 67.3% of the annual plan, the municipal Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs has reported.

Nearly 200,000 workers have been recruited in the period, or over 66% of the plan.

The city gave career counselling to more than 250,900 workers through 31 job fairs, while introducing jobs to around 55,300 people. Thanks to the fair, 22,567 people found new jobs.

According to a survey from the Department’s Centre for Forecasting Manpower Needs and Labour Market Information (FALMI), demand was high in production, retail and wholesale, vehicle repair, manufacturing and processing, administrative and support services, and information and communications.

Over 95% of trained workers sought jobs in the fields of business, trade, services, garments-leather shoes, and food processing. Of the total, 66.88% held bachelor degrees, 19.93% college degrees, and 6.34% degrees from intermediate vocational schools.

Director of the municipal Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Le Minh Tan said three working groups were established to coordinate with management boards of processing zones and industrial parks and local authorities, so as to remove bottlenecks for enterprises and help them recover production while protecting jobs.

The groups will work with companies to outline legal support and training plans and make contact with local businesses that wish to hire workers, Tan added.

Director of the Centre for Forecasting Manpower Needs and Labour Market Information Tran Thi Thanh Truc believed that if the COVID-19 pandemic is well controlled then upbeat signs will be seen in the local business and production environment.

Employment demand in sectors such as business, trade, services, garments-leather shoes, transportation, and property will account for 75%, she said, stressing that accommodation, restaurants, tourism, and furniture will continue to be affected by the pandemic.