Civil service jobs open to non-HCM City residents hinh anh 1People who are not residents of Ho Chi Minh City can now apply for civil service jobs. (Photo:
HCM City (VNA) - People who are not residents of Ho Chi Minh City can now apply for civil service jobs.

Chairman of the city’s People’s Committee, Nguyen Thanh Phong, officially announced that the criterion requiring household registration in the city for civil service applicants has been abolished.

Le Hoai Trung, deputy director of the city’s Home Affairs said the move was expected to ensure fairness for all applicants, the Tuoi tre (Youth) online newspaper reported.

At present, almost all local State agencies only recruit candidates with household registration in the city. Trung said the city is in need of 500 civil servants this year.

He added that the Ministry of Home Affairs requires successful applicants to be qualified in both written tests and interviews, instead of only written tests as before. Thus, the city will apply the model to recruit civil servants this year, he said.

Huynh Thuc Phuong, a third-year student of the Foreign Trade University in HCM City, said the move was appreciated. “No one can choose where to be born, and using the criterion of household registration for employment creates a disadvantage for applicants living in other localities who want to work for State agencies in this city,” she said.

Do Thi Ngoc Linh, a fourth-year student of HCM City University of Physical Education and Sports, said the decision opens up opportunities for migrants like her to get a Government job.

Nguyen Quang Hieu, a fourth-year student of the Vietnam National University in HCM City, said removing the residence criterion means local students will have to compete more fiercely to get a Government job.

Unlike HCM City, many localities in the country do not require household registration as a recruitment criterion for Government jobs, including Can Tho and Da Nang.-VNA