HCM City (VNA) – Recruitment demand is expected torise for the rest of the year as companies plan to expand their production,labour market reports have revealed.
Many Chinese-owned companies and Chinese joint ventures, most ofwhich are partners with European firms, are investing in manufacturingfactories, especially in textiles and footwear, according to Navigos Search,the leading provider of executive search services in Vietnam.
The factories typically will have only 100-200 workers each in thefirst year, but will expand later to accommodate 400- 500 workers based onexport demand.
Chinese companies and joint ventures need candidates who areproficient both in Chinese and English, especially for technical salespositions.
Companies that provide hi-tech financial services have high demandfor IT engineers with experience in data fields and finance.
However, companies often are forced to hire foreigners to fillthese positions, especially those requiring high skills, as Vietnam’s workforcelacks a sufficient number of candidates, according to the report.
Many companies must hire new graduates and train employees afterthey are hired.
Data technology is expected to be a fast-growing industry in thenext three years. Companies need engineers in data processing and machinelearning, which is part of the artificial intelligence (AI) field. But thereare only a few universities in Vietnam that offer majors or training inAI.
The Republic of Korea (RoK) companies in the second quarter areexpected to recruit more mid- and senior-level managers compared to the firstquarter, but finding staff is difficult because of the cultural demands ofworking at RoK companies, according to the report.
Candidates with an MA or PhD who can speak Korean have anadvantage and are offered better compensation and benefits, particularly atresearch and development institutes.
Many RoK companies are located in the northern region, which has ascarcity of candidates who can speak the language compared to the south. Assuch, companies often recruit staff in the south.
Tran Anh Tuan, deputy head of HCM City’s Human ResourcesForecasting and Labour Market Information Centre, said that companiesneeded staff with high qualifications, a serious attitude toward work, and adesire to learn foreign languages.
The centre’s report released on June 27 said the city would need139,000 workers for the remaining six months of the year, mostly in textile andgarments, logistics, IT and construction.
Pham Van Cong, deputy director of Dong Nai province’s Departmentof Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, said that Vietnamese-owned enterprisesneeded workers in textiles and garments, the processing industry and rubber.
For several years, foreign companies hired 80 percent of around60,000 workers in the province, according to the department.
More workers are needed in the rubber industry as it has recoveredrecently, according to the province.
More than 1,500 new enterprises were established in the first sixmonths, with total registered capital of more than 20 trillion VND (879.39million USD), an increase of 150 percent compared to the same period last year,according to a report from the province’s Department of Planning andInvestment.
More than 11,000 manual workers were employed in the first six monthsof the year, according to the province’s Department of Labour, Invalids andSocial Affairs.
Cong said that nearly 45,000 manual workers will be needed in theprovince for the remainder of the year.-VNA