Enterprises in the southern economic hub of Ho Chi Minh City need to employ 30,000 new members of staff in November, including 10,000 seasonal contracts to fill orders from domestic and foreign buyers.

Temporary workers are required in a number of sectors, including garment production, information technology (IT), sales and marketing, services and hospitality.

Manual labour is in high demand, accounting for 33 percent, followed by graduates and postgraduates with 14 percent and technicians with 7 percent, the municipal Centre of Forecasting Manpower Needs and Labor Market Information (FALMI) announced on October 22.

Demand for workers in October increased by 40 percent compared to the previous month, mainly in IT, electronics and mechanics, food technology, real estate, and marketing and sales.

In October, the number of job seekers rose by 10.7 percent, which the majority of applicants trained in IT, architecture, construction, management, sales, and accounting. Graduates make up as much as 58.3 percent of job seekers.

The private sector, especially foreign-owned businesses, offers the most employment opportunities, accounting for 78 percent of recruiters. Almost 70 percent of positions require candidates to have previous work experience.-VNA