HCM City to need 265,000 workers in 2015

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HCM City to need 265,000 workers in 2015

Ho Chi Minh City-based businesses will recruit 265,000 workers next year, according to the municipal Centre for Manpower Need and Labour Market Forecast.

The recruitment demand will be seen in the fields of trade, services, health care, tourism, insurance, finance-banking, mechanical engineering, construction, information technology, electronics and electricity.

Deputy Director of the centre Tran Anh Tuan stressed the need for workers to enhance soft skills and foreign languages to meet requirements of the integration process.

According to the centre, in 2014, the city’s labour market has seen a stable growth and a reduction in job changing rate.

The city has also witnessed a severe competition between new graduates and experienced workers, who accounted for 85 percent of the total job seekers.

According to the municipal Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, HCM City has so far this year created 290,000 jobs, including 121,381 new ones. The local unemployment rate in October was 4.67 percent.

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