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Hanoi's firms struggle to seek workers at year-end

Trade, services, and manufacturing are among the sectors needing labor.

Companies in Hanoi are finding it hard to hire employees at the end of the year - the peak season for production and business activities.

 A job fair is hosted by the Hanoi Employment Service Center. Photos: Tran Oanh/The Hanoi Times

Coway Vina Co., Ltd, Hanoi-headquartered home appliances company, is announcing vacancies for 20 salesmen and sales managers from now until the end of the year, according to Le Thi Hong Minh, Sales Manager of Coway Vina.

"We will continue to hire more employees in 2023 and plan to meet the market expansion strategy in Hanoi and other provinces,” she said.

Minh added that the South Korean brand, established in Vietnam for two years, will offer many sales positions requiring holders of a university degree or higher without much experience.

She said although the company offers attractive remuneration, hiring at the end of the year is always challenging because only some workers seek jobs at this time. "Almost all employees are looking for jobs by this time just because they expected to receive the Lunar New Year (Tet) bonuses," she stressed.

Agreeing with Minh, Worklink Vietnam Human Resources Connection JSC's Recruitment Director Do Thuy Linh said the trade, service, and manufacturing are in need of labor.

"Many companies are signing contracts with more workers because they are expanding their production capacity after the pandemic and have new business plans for next year. As a recruitment agency, we are hiring employees for our partners, especially foreign companies," he said.

However, Deputy Director of the Hanoi Employment Service Center under the municipal Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs Vu Quang Thanh assessed that from now until the end of 2022, the Hanoi labor market would be bustling. 

"Normally, shopping demand increases at Christmas, New Year, and Lunar New Year. This is conducive to local producers needing workers to fulfill orders," Thanh noted.

Between now and the end of the year, the center will continue to organize numerous job fairs to connect job seekers with employers. In the first ten months of 2022, the center held 23 events with the participation of 670 entities and companies. More than 14,000 people found jobs after interviews.

More job fairs at the end of the year

 An employer and a job seeker connect at an online job fair.

In January-October, Hanoi created jobs for 183,027 people, 14.4% higher than the year's target, up 34% year-on-year, according to the municipal Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs.

During the period, the city provided jobs for more than 56,000 workers from the city’s fund entrusted through the Social Policy Bank branch. Some 1,750 workers were sent to work abroad under fixed-term contracts, and nearly 110,000 people were recruited through the job exchange system.

In the last months of the year, Hanoi continues solutions to develop the labor market in the new normal, including holding many job fairs and applying information technology in procedures related to unemployment insurance payments.

Next month, the city will hold a conference connecting Hanoi’s vocational training establishments with the labor market in 2022. The event will attract about 10,000 students/job seekers, including about 8,000 secondary and high school students. 

Deputy Director of the Hanoi Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs Nguyen Quoc Khanh said that the department has coordinated with relevant agencies to implement research, forecast, and assessment of the current labor market. They also examine development trends and economic impacts, which suit the city's labor market management.