42 pct workers won’t return to HCMC: survey

By Dat Nguyen   December 3, 2021 | 05:30 am PT
42 pct workers won’t return to HCMC: survey
Workers are seen at a factory in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran
Forty two percent of workers do not plan to return to Ho Chi Minh City following the social distancing period, despite more attractive salaries, according to a survey.

The survey conducted in October among 2,030 interviewees by recruitment platform ViecLamTot.com also showed that salaries are being increased by around 7-10 percent, with recruitment demand having tripled compared to the social distancing period.

Many companies are struggling to find workers as at least 1.3 million people have left the city because of the pandemic, said director of the recruitment company Tran Minh Ngoc.

According to the HCMC Statistics Office, the city created over 14,100 jobs in October and more than 19,600 jobs in November.

HCMC Center for Forecasting Manpower Needs and Labor Market Information predicted businesses in the city would need to recruit some 57,000 laborers in the last quarter of this year.

However, this won’t affect the economy as a whole since in the long-term, growth potential remains intact, she said, adding the number of job searches rose ten-fold as Vietnam resumed economic activities in October.

"This is the period when workers shift from tourism and hospitality to industries not severely hurt by Covid-19 like goods delivery," said the report.

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