The southern province of Dong Nai is experiencing labour shortages with only 3,000 people seeking employment at the 84 th job fair, below the demand for 3,200 labourers for the 44 enterprises at the event.

A representative from the Saigon Textile and Garment Export Import Joint Stock Company said that although the company had no limits on the number of labourers it wanted to recruit with a starting income of 5 million VND (234.5 USD) per month, it only received tens of CVs.

Enterprises have a significant demand for labourers to expand their businesses, said Lam Thanh Thu, vice director of the a job introduction centre said, adding that their efforts to attract workers have been unsuccessful due to the limited labour supply.

Of the total needed workforce, 88 percent of the demand is unskilled labourers, 8 percent is technical workers and the remaining are college and university graduates.-VNA