Binh Duong-based enterprises need 20,000 labourers in early 2017 hinh anh 1An industrial park in Binh Duong province. (Source:

Binh Duong (VNA) – More than 30 enterprises in the Binh Duong southern industrial hub participated at a job fair on January 22, seeking 20,000 workers.

According to Nguyen Thanh Phuong, deputy director of the provincial job placement centre, participating enterprises needed around 5,000 labourers for the period during the Tet (Lunar New Year) festival, to serve surging demand in the holiday.

Other firms wanted to recruit workers to fill the gaps after Tet because a considerable number of labourers often change jobs after the holiday.

However, as the fair was held just several days before Tet, few workers came to the fair to seek employment.

Located in the southern key economic region, Binh Duong is a leading industrial hub in the country.

Currently, industry makes up 63 percent of the locality’s economic structure, while that of service is 23.5 percent and agriculture only 4.3 percent.

Over the past five years, the industrial production index of Binh Duong increased 11 percent annually. So far, the province has built 28 industrial parks and 10 industrial clusters.

Thanks to its improved investment environment, Binh Duong has attracted 25.7 billion USD in foreign investment, with 2.4 billion USD in 2016 alone.-VNA