Ho Chi Minh City needs 80,000 workers in second quarter

15:42 | 19/04/2018 Economy- Society

The nation’s largest economic hub, Ho Chi Minh City, will require approximately 80,000 workers in the second quarter of this year, as forecast by the Ho Chi Minh City Human Resources Forecast and Labor Market Information (Falmi) Center.

The city's demand for workers with university or higher degrees accounts for 24.12 pct of the total human demand - Illustrative image

The city will need about 54,000 workers in April and May; and 26,000 workers in June this year.

The demand for human resources is focused on the areas of retail staff (19.85 percent); services (15.41 pct), textiles and footwear (8.3 pct), transportation - warehousing - import and export (6.99 pct), consultancy services - customer care (5.56 pct), information technology (4.33 pct), accounting – audit (3.76 pct), property and real estate sales (3.47 pct), mechanics - automation (3.13 pct), and others.

The city's demand for workers with university or higher degrees accounts for 24.12 pct of the total human demand, while the demand for workers with vocational training makes up 18.58 pct of the total demand. In addition, the city needs around 24.04 pct of untrained labourers.

According to Falmi, the sectors that witnessed the highest demand for human resources in the first quarter of this year were sales, services, information technology, textiles - footwear, and information consultancy services - customer care.

The information was announced based on the Falmi's surveys of more than 7,700 enterprises and more than 13,700 job seekers during the first quarter of this year.

Theo NDO