Labour market heats up again following pandemic

A number of enterprises are restoring production and recruiting more workers as the fourth wave of COVID-19 infections has been partly controlled, thus creating more opportunities for labourers.
Labour market heats up again following pandemic
Illustrative image. (Photo: VNA)

A representative from an employment service centre in Binh Duong province, a major production hub in the southern region, said the local labour market is heating up again after over three months of hiatus caused by the pandemic. Almost all enterprises now lack manual workers to handle orders in the year-end month.

Statistics from the centre showed that the closer to the end of the year comes, the more urgently businesses work to find workers. Since early October, it has received applications from nearly 450 employers seeking about 20,300 new workers.

According to the industrial parks management board of Dong Nai province, around 1,700 projects in local IPs have been put into operation, or 99 percent of the total. The number of employees working in enterprises also reach some 88 percent.

Tran Thi Thuy Tram, deputy director of the Dong Nai provincial employment service centre, said on its online job transaction floor held in late November, 35 businesses registered to recruit more than 12,000 workers.

Ho Ngoc Chuong, Director of Metro Mart Co. Ltd. – a retailer based in Ho Chi Minh City, said his company now lacks 25 percent of workforce to ensure its normal operations. It is recruiting more employees and offering attractive salaries and bonuses to keep them.

A representative from Binh Duong’s employment service centre said when looking for jobs, workers pay attention to their tasks, working time, basic salary and support policies, and lastly, recruiters’ requirements.

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(Source: VNA)