61 pct of workers in energy industry want to quit: survey

By Dat Nguyen   August 26, 2021 | 11:52 pm PT
61 pct of workers in energy industry want to quit: survey
A worker fixes electric cables in Ho Chi Minh City on September 23, 2019. Photo by VnExpress/Thanh Nguyen
Six out of ten workers in the energy industry want to switch jobs since their current job keeps them away from home and lacks attractive benefits.

The majority want at least 10 percent higher salaries, a survey by recruitment firm Navigos Group has found.

Respondents have many concerns about the industry, with 55 percent saying slow promotion opportunities are a challenge.

Excessive travel and working far from home are other concerns, according to 51 percent.

Many also cited lack of welfare and benefits and dangerous working environments as negative factors.

They have experienced difficulties due to the Covid-19 pandemic, with 45 percent saying their salary and bonus have plummeted.

Nearly a quarter said they had to put in more working hours, do the work of other departments and perform tasks not related to their profession.

Covid has also delayed promotions, according to 18 percent.

Navigos said to retain employees, companies in the industry had to improve their working environment to bolster safety, increase salaries and benefits and provide more training.

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