Focus: Labor Shortage Remains A Headache: The shortage of both skilled and unskilled workers had been plaguing HCMC, Binh Duong, Dong Nai, Long An and other southern provinces years before the Covid-19 pandemic struck. The scarcity forced employers to compete in attracting and enticing employees. Not only do employers struggle to recruit new workers, but they also face staff problems from within as workers gradually lose interest in their jobs.
Inside Vietnam: Why Are Interest Rates Picking Up?: The first half of the year saw interest rates edging up 0.5-1 percentage point against the end of last year