16:22 | 13/11/2015 Society
HCM City plans to reduce its white-collar employees by 14,000 by 2021, according to a municipal Interior Affairs Department plan.
The plan aims at restructuring the number of employees at State-and Government-owned agencies, as well as attracting more talented people to work for the agencies.
The plan also seeks to increase the capability and effectiveness of the State- and Government-owned agencies and reform the salary system.
The workforce reduction will also eliminate unqualified staff, who are seen as diminishing the effectiveness of the currently cumbersome systems.
At present, the city has 56 administrative agencies and nearly 1,700 State-owned offices.
This year, the municipal authority has approved a quota on employees working at the agencies of 150,000./.