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Hanoi holds year's first job fair amid labour shortages

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Recruiters and job hunters at a job fair in Vietnam (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) - More than 670 people had a chance to find jobs at the first job fair of the year, which was held in Hanoi on February 25, said the Hanoi Job Service Centre, which is under the Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.

Thirty-two enterprises took part in the fair and displayed their information about jobs that require several levels of degrees.

Forty percent of the jobs are offered to manual labourers, while graduates accounted for 10.2 percent and the lowest recruitment rate is offered to post graduates with only 0.6 percent, the centre said.

There is a rise in recruitment demand since the end of last year but few workers registered for jobs at the centre, Nguyen Toan Phong, the centre's director said.

The shortage of labourers has happened in Hanoi for many years, particularly manual labourers, because people here tend to study at universities and colleges, he said. So they have a stable job after graduating, he added.

Deputy director of the centre, Vu Thi Thanh Lieu, said many enterprises in the industrial zones and small and medium-sized companies sent their recruitment notice to the centre in the first working days after the long Tet (Lunar New Year) festival holiday, but few workers registered for jobs at the centre in the last few days.

The centre would host 102 job fairs to meet the high demand of employers this year, she said.-VNA
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