HCMC – HCMC is forecast to need 69,500 to 77,100 workers in the fourth quarter of this year, according to the HCMC Center of Forecasting Manpower Needs and Labor Market Information (FALMI).
The demand for laborers is mainly in the service sector, accounting for 66.56% of the total number of jobs on offer, FALMI director Nguyen Hoang Hieu told the media on October 11.
The manufacturing-construction sector’s demand accounts for 33.3%, while the demand of the agro-forestry-fishery sector makes up 0.14% of the total.
In the manufacturing-construction sector, the labor demand for the mechanical engineering subsector is 4.79%, electronics and information technology 6.72%, food processing 3.83% and chemicals, pharmaceuticals, rubber and plastics manufacturing 4.27%.
In terms of qualifications, the demand for trained workers makes up 84.85%, of which vacant jobs for those holding a bachelor’s degree or higher accounts for 16.83%, according to statistics of FALMI.
In the fourth quarter of this year, businesses also need a large number of part-time workers to serve the demand for production in preparation for the Tet holiday. Thus, job vacancies for unskilled workers account for 15.15%.
FALMI suggested that workers should equip themselves with knowledge, foreign language and soft skills, as well as enhance their qualifications and abilities to satisfy the labor market demands.