Demand for labour surges in southeastern provinces after Tet

26-Feb-2019 Intellasia | The Saigon Times | 6:00 AM Print This Post

The number of new employees needed in the southeastern provinces will reach an estimated 100,000 people this year, as the demand for labour after the Tet Holiday surges. Some enterprises even visited the Mekong Delta provinces to recruit workers, local newspaper Sai Gon Giai Phong reported.

Data from the Labour Union in Binh Duong Province reported that 345 companies in the province seek to recruit 47,500 more employees to work in the fields of electronics, textile-garment and leather-footwear, although more than 99 percent of total workers had resumed working, as of February 21, after the holiday.

Apparel Far Eastern company in Thuan An town of the province needs an additional 4,000 workers for its new four-hectare plant located in VSIP II Industrial Park. Similarly, the human resources department at Thong Dung Co., Ltd in Thuan An was assigned to recruit 3,000 more employees, since the firm had installed a new production chain to increase productivity.

Binh Duong is home to some 1.2 million employees, with over 80 percent of workers coming from other provinces. Over the past five years, firms in the province had to recruit 30,000 to 50,000 new labourers annually.

Also, the demand for labour in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province remained high at the beginning of the year. Many employers in the province rushed to recruit more employees to meet business expansion demands.

The number of labourers needed in the province is forecast to rise to 25,000 this year, according to the provincial Employment Service Centre, up some 9 percent year-on-year. The first quarter alone saw the demand for labour reaching up to 8,000 people, and the second and third quarters at 5,500 and 6,500 employees, respectively. The demand for skilled workers and those at basic vocational levels makes up some 60 percent of the total.

As of February 11, nearly 90 percent of employees in Ba Ria-Vung Tau returned to work after Tet, which is attributed to good welfare policies and Tet bonuses offered by employers.

Aside from needing more employees to serve business expansion, many employers have to recruit new labourers after Tet to replace people who moved to other firms or remained in their hometowns after the holiday.


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