Workers seek jobs at a job fair in HCM City. (Photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) - In the second quarter of this year HCM City-based companies will need to fill 70,000 job vacancies.

Tran Anh Tuan, Deputy Director of HCM City’s Centre for Forecasting Manpower Needs and Labour Market Information (FALMI), made the claim on a government website based on the centre’s study of 4,785 companies.

The vacancies will arise mainly in sales, services, hospitality, transport-logistics-import-export, information technology, architecture and construction.

“In April there will be many vacancies. Companies will need 20,000 permanent and 5,000 temporary workers,” Tuan said.

Temporary jobs related to tourism – restaurant – hotel services, sales, events, emceeing, and promotions would attract young people, especially students, he said.

“The second quarter is graduation time for university and college students. Therefore, demand for jobs in the second quarter will increase by 15 percent over the first quarter.”

Of the demand, 30 percent is for manual workers, 15 percent for skilled workers, 20 percent for college graduates, and 35 percent for people with university degrees or masters.

“The labour market continues to move from manual to professional workers.”

Growth in the city economy will have a great impact on the labour market, he added.-VNA