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Dong Nai needs over 50,000 workers by end-2021 to restore production

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Businesses operating in the southern province of Dong Nai will be recruiting over 50,000 workers from now until the end of the year to facilitate the recovery of production, according to the provincial Employment Services Center’s forecast.

The province is home to more than 1,700 businesses in industrial zones, with over 615,000 workers in total. To date, nearly 100% of companies in industrial parks have resumed operations and need a large number of workers, according to the Dong Nai Industrial Zones Authority.

The center added that when companies reopened last month, they had started recruiting over 30,000 workers but many of them could not hire enough workers. Accordingly, from this month, they continued to offer incentives to attract more workers, especially incentives in terms of salaries, bonuses and other welfare regimes for old employees to return to work or new recruits. They will also provide support in terms of house rentals, raise attendance money and offer training to help employees quickly adapt to their jobs.

Besides this, major companies in the leather-footwear industry are recruiting an unlimited number of workers and offering various incentives.

Le Nhat Truong, president of the labor union of Pousung Vietnam, which is located in the Bau Xeo Industrial Park in Trang Bom District, said the company is offering a VND800,000-VND1-million reward to any worker that could introduce new workers to its factory and a VND1.8-2.1 million reward to new recruits depending on their skills, reported Lao Dong newspaper.

The Taekwang Vina Company in the Bien Hoa 2 Industrial Park in Bien Hoa City is recruiting 3,000-4,000 workers and supporting each worker from the Central Highlands province of Daklak to Dong Nai to work with an amount of VND2.3 million in 12 months. It will also offer VND200,000 to each person in one year if he/she applies to the firm, in addition to other allowances.

To support businesses in the province, labor unions at all levels are working with other localities to announce the welfare policies of Dong Nai in an attempt to attract more workers, as well as review the demand for workers at each company and help connect more applicants. Labor unions of companies were also told to negotiate with employers to offer more employment incentives to ensure the provision of appropriate jobs, incomes and the safety of employees.

Further, the provincial government has also made arrangements to transport workers from other localities back to Dong Nai as well as vaccinate them against Covid.

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