Southern factories seek 9,000 workers

By Le Tuyet   December 6, 2022 | 03:32 pm PT
Southern factories seek 9,000 workers
Workers at Yazaki EDS Vietnam Company in the southern province of Binh Duong. Photo by Dinh Trong
Nearly 40 companies in the southern province of Binh Duong, mainly making auto parts, food, garments, and electronics, want to hire around 9,000 workers for their factories.

Japanese auto part maker Yazaki EDS Vietnam wants 500 workers, Vietnamese food producer LC Foods wants 200 and South Korean garment firm ASG Vina wants 100, Luu The Thuan, head of the province Confederation of Labor’s propaganda department, said Monday.

Pham Thi Tuyet Nhung, chairwoman of the Yazaki trade union, said the company’s plants in some other countries have been hit hard by Covid and so the Vietnam factory has recently received a lot of orders.

The company, which produces electrical wires used in automobiles, is offering new workers a basic monthly salary of VND5.13 million (US$214) and a total monthly income of around VND8 million, she said.

Thuan said the confederation has introduced job seekers to nearly 40 companies, and vacancies could be found on its website at and Facebook page.

Its officials have also distributed notices about job vacancies at boarding houses where migrant workers live. Some of the latter have been laid off or underemployed in the last two months.

But the situation has been far from good on the employment front. According to provincial authorities, since July over 37,700 workers in the province have been furloughed.

Many wood, footwear and garment factories are operating well below capacity, some even working only every other day, and are telling workers to have days off in turns.

Some 240,000 employees were affected.

Many companies also plan to give workers Tet (Lunar New Year) holidays from as early as December though it only falls at the end of January.

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