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Around 77,000 workers needed in HCMC in Q2

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – With improvements in the city’s socio-economic performance in the early months of this year, HCMC-based businesses are seen needing to hire around 77,000 employees in the second quarter.

Compared to the first quarter of the previous year, the demand for hiring remains steady, particularly focusing on positions requiring skills.

The city’s four key industries have seen an increase in hiring demand, while nine service sectors continue to experience stable growth.

Around 12,301 to 12,577 job opportunities are projected in the four key industrial sectors, including engineering, electronics-information technology, food and foodstuffs processing, and pharmaceutical chemistry-rubber, accounting for 16.8% of the total demand.

Meanwhile, the nine crucial service sectors may hire 49,318 to 50,428 individuals, constituting 60.05% of the total demand. Notably, the trading sector makes up a significant proportion, at 22.8%, followed by science-technology and information consultancy services at around 12.5%, with asset and property trading trailing at 9.22%.

The demand for skilled labor is high, at 86.41% of the total. Specifically, individuals with university qualifications make up 24.9%, while those with college and intermediate levels account for 17.63% and 25.18%, respectively. Elementary level workers make up 18.7% of the demand.

The labor demand forecasting center predicted that HCMC’s economy will continue to grow in alignment with this year’s outlined plans, consequently driving the demand for high-quality and skilled labor in the second quarter.

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