GROW­ING DE­MAND

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De­mand for skilled work­ers is in­creas­ing in many grow­ing sec­tors such as IT and elec­tron­ics, cor­re­spond­ing with eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment.

— The de­mand for hu­man re­sources has in­creased in the IT, elec­tron­ics, real es­tate, tourism-hos­pi­tal­ity, me­chan­i­cal en­gi­neer­ing- au­to­ma­tion, and tex­tile sec­tors since last year, ac­cord­ing to the HCM City Cen­tre for Hu­man Re­source Fore­cast and Labour In­for­ma­tion.

The trend dove­tails with the city ’ s eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment, Traàn Anh Tuaán, the cen­tre’s deputy head, said.

The IT in­dus­try has ac­counted for 8 per cent of the to­tal de­mand this year as in­vest­ment in­creased.

In the first quar­ter of 2016 Sam­sung Cor­po­ra­tion’s 70ha fac­tory will be­gin to op­er­ate in the city and need nearly 5,000 em­ploy­ees, and this would pose a chal­lenge, Tuaán said.

In the hous­ing sec­tor, which has ac­counted for around 6 per cent of the to­tal de­mand, the mar­ket’s re­cov­ery and growth has led to an in­creased need for hu­man re­sources.

In the tex­tile and footwear sec­tors, Vieät Nam has been get­ting more and more or­ders from mar­kets like the EU, Ja­pan, and the US. Ac­cord­ing to the city’s in­dus­trial parks and ex­port pro­cess­ing zones, in­vest­ment in the two in­dus­tries has ac­counted more than 70 per cent of the to­tal in­vest­ment this year.

In the last quar­ter the de­mand for man­ual labour at com­pa­nies is ex­pected to in­crease be­cause of the on­go­ing ex­pan­sion in pro­duc­tion.

Of 60,000 work­ers needed in the re­main­ing months, man­ual work­ers will ac­count for 35 per cent, up from 25.2 per cent in the third quar­ter, mostly in sales, ser­vices, tex­tiles, and tourism-hos­pi­tal­ity.

The rest will be skilled em­ploy­ees and grad­u­ates from univer­si­ties, col­leges, and vo­ca­tional schools in the fields of IT, me­chan­i­cal en­gi­neer­ing, elec­tron­ics, elec­tri­cals, and tele­com.

Tuaán said 35,000 more work­ers would be needed for sea­sonal jobs be­tween Novem­ber and a few after Teát in late Jan­uary.

The num­ber of grad­u­ates seek­ing em­ploy­ment now ac­counts for 40 per cent of the to­tal, he added. —

A teacher shows stu­dents how to use IT ma­chines at north­ern Vónh Phuùc Prov­ince’s Viet­namese-Ger­man Vo­ca­tional Col­lege. More IT work­ers will be needed as the sec­tor ex­pands. – VNA/ VNS Photo Vuõ Sinh

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