Labour demand in HCM City varies according to pandemic situation hinh anh 1Demand in the HCM City labour market is forecast to depend on the COVID-19 situation (Photo: VNA)
HCM City (VNA) – Ho Chi Minh City will need about 127,000 - 147,000 workers from now to the end of this year, and the demand varies according to the COVID-19 situation, the city’s Human Resources Forecast and Labour Market Information (FALMI) Centre said on July 27.

It noted that if the pandemic gets worse, socio-economic development will be strongly affected with such services as accommodation, food and beverage, tourism, and transport, along with the industry - construction sector hit hard.

In that scenario, HCM City will need about 127,000 workers in the last half of 2021, mostly for trading (26,048), IT - electronics (8,903), personal services and heath care (8,319), garment - footwear manufacturing (7,785), marketing (7,353), and food processing (7,125).

If the pandemic eases, business performance will improve in the year’s final months, the time enterprises boost production and business activities to serve an increase in demand ahead of the Lunar New Year.

At that time, the southern economic hub will need about 147,000 workers, including 30,150 for trading, 10,305 for IT - electronics, 9,629 for personal services and heath care, and 9,000 for garment - footwear manufacturing, FALMI predicted.

However, services like accommodation, food and beverage, and tourism and such industries as textile - garment, leather - footwear, and wood processing will continue bearing the brunt of the interruption to export and import, the centre added./.