LienVietPostBank experienced the greatest growth of 43 percent in the number of employees last year. (Photo: LienVietPostBank)

Hanoi (VNA) -  Together with high profits of trillions of VND at the end of 2017, domestic commercial banks reportedly hired thousands of employees to boost their performances and seize new opportunities.

According to recent statistics, 15 Vietnamese banks recruited 20,000 additional employees last year, up 13 percent over 2016, raising their total to 178,000 personnel by the end of 2017.

Of this total, LienVietPostBank experienced the greatest growth of 43 percent, followed by VP Bank, HD Bank and MB Bank, with 37 percent, 24 percent and 43 percent, respectively.

According to VPBank’s financial reports, at the end of 2017, the total employees of the bank increased by 6,500 from the beginning to 23,879, in which the head office accounted for 2,100 and two subsidiaries made up the remaining.

MB Bank said it hired 2,438 recruits to add a major source of staff to its subsidiaries MCredit and MB Ageas Life.

Similarly, HD Bank employed more than 2,600 positions of which the personnel recruited for its subsidiary HD Saigon made up over 60 percent.

Other banks such as Eximbank, ACB, and Sacombank also recruited a higher number of staff last year. Specifically, Sacombank filled more than 1,400 new positions in 2017, compared to nearly 600 in 2016. Techcombank employees saw an increase of 1,000 people, up 13 percent against the beginning of the year.

Eximbank and ACB also increased the number by 891 and 168, respectively.

Meanwhile, State-owned banks such as Vietcombank and Vietinbank also hired 612 and 827 new employees respectively, up 4 percent over the beginning of 2017.

BIDV that cut personnel heavily in the previous years also claimed to recruit again.
The majority of new recruits are assigned to the sales department and customer care services with a focus on the customer finance sector.

Banking experts said that retail banking services including customer lending have become increasingly popular in recent times and have been determined as a business strategy of several banks. With the aim of seizing the opportunities from this sector, the banks are expected to hire more employees in the upcoming time.

Apart from the official staff, banks also hired a larger number of talented students as interns who would be an important source for banks to select official employees.-VNA