Enterprises in Ho Chi Minh City, the largest economic hub in southern Vietnam, will have 140,000 job vacancies in the last two quarters of the year, according to the municipal Centre for Forecasting Manpower Needs and Labour Market Information (FALMI).

It said that of the total, 30,000 labourers will be recruited for temporary positions, adding that number of job seekers is forecast to shoot up 10 percent from the first six months of the year.

FALMI Vice Director Tran Anh Tuan underscored that there will be a sharp rise in enterprise demands for high-quality labourers and senior managers, though the number of recruited labourers will be limited.

He said most of the vacancies will be in engineering, electronics, information technology (IT), food processing, chemistry, and services, among others.

In the first two quarters of this year, recruiting demands among municipal businesses grew 7.4 percent from the same period last year. Demand for experienced and professionally skilled candidates has risen in the city’s job market.

From January to June, job demands among workers rose 8.1 percent compared to the same period last year, mostly in business, services, garments-leather, medical and pharmaceuticals-healthcare, administration, engineering-automation and architecture- construction techniques.

The city is set to foster links between enterprises and vocational training schools to meet the increasing demands of the labour market, Tuan said, highlighting that vocational training schools should develop a high-quality workforce and ensure standards on professional capacity, soft skills, computing, and foreign languages.-VNA