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Vietnam – Ho Chi Minh City job market on the road to recovery

25 October 2013

The labour market in Ho Chi Minh City is expected to stabilise by the end of the year as the economy recovers steam, according to the Centre for Forecasting Manpower Needs and Labour Market Information, reports Viet Nam News.

The Forecasting Centre predicts that companies and enterprises in the city will need approximately 60,000 employees in the last quarter of the year, including 30,000 more employees for seasonal jobs by the end of the year.

Most of workers will be needed in the retails sector, marketing, services, food technology, tourism-hospitality, logistics, information technology, engineering and electronics.

Of the 60,000 employees, 10,000 will be for companies and enterprises at the city's industrial parks and export processing zones with most of them being in the fields of garment-footwear, food technology and electronics.

According to the Forecasting Centre, the demand for labour at companies and enterprises across Ho Chi Minh rose by +11.4% in the third quarter, compared to the preceding quarter.

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