Multiple Industries Step Up Recruitment as Economy Recovers | Company

Jobseekers are interviewed at the career fair organized by the HCM City University of Economics on April 17. (Photo: VNA)

City of HCM (VNS/VNA) – More than 36,500 new jobs were created in Ho Chi Minh City in the first quarter, 1,800 more than the same period last year, according to the municipal Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.

More than 80,500 found jobs during the same period, an increase of 4,100 people year-on-year, according to a department report.

He says the labor market in the city is gradually recovering, with an increase in workers in the industry-construction and service sectors and a decline in agriculture, fishing and forestry.

Of the city’s 4.9 million workers, agriculture, fishing and forestry account for just 0.96%, while industry and construction and service sectors account for 37.15% respectively. and 61.89%.

The first quarter 2022 labor market update released by payroll, recruitment and headhunting agency Adecco Vietnam shows that hiring requests in the first quarter of this year were similar to the period of last year.

However, the number of active job seekers and applicants has decreased by around 20%.

Nguyen Hoang Thanh Chuong, Deputy Director of Recruitment Affairs at Adecco HCM City, said, “The majority of qualified professionals find themselves in a good place and decide to stay with their current companies amid economic recovery with many good prospects. coming. On the other hand, companies continue to seek talent to expand their business, especially in the manufacturing and service sectors, resulting in a noticeable labor shortage in these areas.

Another large-scale recruiter is the tourism industry, which has been among the hardest hit by COVID-19. The full reopening of inbound and outbound tourism since mid-March has occurred with marked changes in travel patterns and tourist behavior.

Along with these positive developments, there are concerns about the decaying facilities and, more importantly, the lack of staff and rusty skills after a long hiatus.

Hospitality companies are rushing to recruit and train staff right now.

In addition to traditional roles, tech-savvy positions are in demand to ensure a smooth customer experience when booking, checking in or interacting online. Many recruit and retrain former employees while looking for new graduates.

In the first quarter, employers in the fintech, retail and consumer goods sectors also looked to hire more talent in sales and marketing, production and technology, and engineering.

“Recent recruitment trends show that Fintech, as well as the logistics and manufacturing industries, are booming in Vietnam. Therefore, the focus is now on technology-focused roles such as product manager, business analyst, or software developer, as well as strategic quality, sourcing, and engineering roles,” Chuong said. .

“Along with the development of renewable energy, financial services and logistics sectors, the demand for hiring will increase for investments, sales and the development of new markets,” he said.

Change job

Although salary is not among the top three factors that motivate employees to stay at their current company, it is the most important factor when deciding to change jobs, according to a report published by the recruitment firm Navigo Group.

More than 17% of respondents said salary was the most important factor, followed by work environment and development opportunities.

The majority of respondents chose work environment – ​​co-workers and job stability among the top three factors keeping them working with their current employer.

Workplace was a factor for nearly 12% of respondents.

Almost 14% said they intended to change jobs in the next 3 to 12 months, while almost 23% had no intention of changing jobs in the near future.

About 42% of respondents said they would change jobs if a better opportunity presented itself.

Fifteen percent said they were still trying to find work while 2% said they had found new jobs.

The survey covered more than 6,800 candidates working in 27 industries./.

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