Enterprises in Ho Chi Minh City will need around 20,000 workers in June, with those based in local industrial and export processing zones planning to recruit 5,000, according to the city’s Centre of Forecasting Manpower Needs and Labour Market Information (FALMI).

The labour demand is high in business and marketing, services, information technology (IT), accounting and auditing, electronics and telecommunications, mechanical engineering, garment and textile, leather footwear and property.

There is a greater need for skilled workers, with 63 percent of the available jobs requiring degrees from technical-vocational schools, universities and higher education. Only 37 percent of the jobs are expected to be given to unskilled labourers.

According to FALMI Vice Director Tran Anh Tuan, recruitment need has been on the rise in the finance-banking and property sectors since early this year.

There is a shortage of qualified workers in the fields of IT, business administration, mechanical engineering, electronics, and garment and leather footwear.

On the other hand, supply is outstripping demand in the accounting-auditing, architecture-construction, personnel-administrative work, and law-legal sectors.-VNA