HCM City: more 27,000 workers needed in November hinh anh 1People look up job information at a job centre. (Photo: VNA)
Ho Chi Minh City will need about 17,000 full-time and 10,000 seasonal and part-time workers in November, the municipal Centre for Human Resources Forecast and Labour Information said on October 22.

Of the total 27,000 positions, 30 percent require manual laborers and 70 percent skilled workers with training at vocational schools, colleges and universities.

According to the centre’s Deputy Director Tran Anh Tuan, services-hospitability, information technology (IT), textiles-garments, footwear, tourism, mechanism, electronics, electricity, real estate and construction need workers most.

Speaking of employment demand in the next two months, he said local enterprises will require more manual labourers for their seasonal business activities in service of the Lunar New Year festival.

Over the past five years, the city has posted an annual GDP growth of 9.6 percent, 1.66 times higher than the country’s average, and a per capita GDP increase of 12 percent each year, reaching 5,538 USD in 2015.

It completed its poverty reduction target for the 2009-2015 period two years ahead of schedule. The rate of poor households with an annual per capita income of under 16 million VND is now only 1.03 percent, while those with an earning of below 21 million VND per head per year, 2.64 percent.-VNA