11:12 | 08/12/2015 Society
Forty-six South Korean firms in manufacturing, logistics, trading, IT, finance and other industries are taking part in a Korea-Viet Nam job fair that opened on December 4 at HCM City's Nikko Saigon Hotel.
Forty-six South Korean firms in manufacturing, logistics, trading, IT, finance and other industries are taking part in a Korea-Viet Nam job fair that opened on December 4 in HCM City — VNS Photo
Organised by the Korea Trade and Investment Promotion Agency and the South Korean Consulate General in the city, the Job Fair for Global Talents 2015 seeks to connect Korean companies with young Vietnamese talent.
The participating firms include Hyosung, ITL, Lotte Mart, Fuji Xerox and CJ. They hope to recruit 320 people for a variety of jobs, including tax and accounting specialists, technology sales/marketing, production/QC management, designers, merchandisers, engineers, human resources, general affair managers, and finance managers.
Park Noh-wan, South Korean Consul General in HCM City, said an increasing number of Korean firms were investing in Viet Nam, resulting in a big demand for human resources in many sectors.
About 2,700 Korean firms operate in Viet Nam, employing about 800,000 Vietnamese, and the number is expected to increase further, especially when the Samsung Consumer Electronics HCM City Complex opens, he said.
South Korea was the biggest foreign investor in Viet Nam this year with over US$6.1 billion, or 31.3 per cent of total FDI, according to the Foreign Investment Agency.
The job fair, which was first held in HCM City in 2013, received positive feedback from South Korean businesses as well as Vietnamese candidates./.