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HCM city sees high demand for skilled workers in September

Of the total 25,000 vacant jobs Ho Chi Minh City needs to fill in September, 81.36 percent require skilled workers, according to Vice Director of the city’s Human Sources Forecast and Labour Market Information Centre Tran Le Thanh Truc.

She said that most of the job vacancies are in the fields of transport-warehouse- import & export, property business, IT, mechanics-automation, marketing-public relations, architecture-construction, and electronics-mechatronics, adding jobs requiring workers with university degrees or above make up 19.2 percent of the recruitment demand, and those with training at colleges, and vocational schools 62.12 percent.

Truc attributed the increasing need for skilled workers to the fact that local enterprises are accelerating investments in upgrading equipment and applying advanced technologies in their production and business. Besides, many firms prefer experienced employees to expand their production in preparation for export orders and the peak consumption season in the last months of 2019.

Director of the city’s Youth Employment Services Centre Nguyen Quang Cuong said local enterprises should offer promotion opportunities and good welfare policies to keep competent employees.

As for workers, he suggested they should improve their professional skills to enhance adaptation capacity to the labour market.

The centre has organised free training courses on sales, information technology, English and Korean languages for workers without jobs who are receiving unemployment benefits.

It plans to arrange four job fairs from now to the end of the year, with thousands of jobs available in finance-securities-real estate, business and management, mechanics, telecommunications, hotels, tourism, IT, among others.-VNA/VNP