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Feb 27, 2023 / 18:25

Hanoi in high recruitment demand

The top thing workers want from work is earning an income commensurate with their skills and experience.

Unlike the labor market in southern Vietnam, Hanoi is in high recruitment demand. Some sharing with The Hanoi Times by Vu Quang Thanh, Deputy Director of the Hanoi Center for Employment Services under the Hanoi Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, will show the trends of recruitment and the agency's plan to connect labor supply and demand in 2023.

 Vu Quang Thanh, Deputy Director of the Hanoi Center for Employment Services. Photos: Tran Oanh/The Hanoi Times

What do you think of Hanoi's labor market in the first quarter of 2023?

The Hanoi Employment Service Center predicted the labor market would need between 100,000 and 120,000 workers in the first quarter of 2023. 

Specifically, transportation and logistics are seeking 10,000 to 15,000 new laborers. Meanwhile, enterprises operating in accommodation and food services, tourism, and information technology are also in high recruitment demand, with about 10,000 - 12,000 laborers.

Businesses in the banking and finance sector and information technology also have a large demand due to the ongoing digitization process conducted by the Government. E-commerce and healthcare are also in need of recruiting workers.

Do you see any changes in the job search trend and the salary offered in 2023?

Job search trends have not changed much, but the pandemic and the global situation have affected job seekers. What workers are most concerned about is earning an income commensurate with their qualifications, followed by the work environment and career advancement.

There are different monthly salary segments, between VND7 and 10 million (US$296-$423) for unskilled and office workers, between VND10 and 15 million ($423-$634) for highly skilled jobs, and over VND20 million ($845) for workers with higher qualifications and skills.

As the Industrial Revolution 4.0 is evolving strongly, employers require skills, techniques, and technology from candidates. Therefore, employees need to build skills and improve their qualifications to meet the demand of employers.

 A job seeker attends a job fair in Hanoi. 

What are the Hanoi Employment Service Center's job fairs like to connect recruiters and job seekers?

In the first quarter of 2023, we plan to organize 55 on-site job fairs. In March, some mobile job exchanges will be organized in Hoan Kiem and Thanh Oai districts.

For 2023, a total of 252 job sessions would be held in the city. In addition to daily job fairs, we will organize eight mobile events, six themed job fairs, about 6-8 online job matching sessions between Hanoi and other provinces, and two job transactions for disadvantaged workers.

What will the center do to strengthen employee-employer matching?

A helpful database in the labor market will work in addition to the effective matching sessions, labor consultancy, and support on unemployment insurance through face-to-face and online forms.

Thank you for your time!

Under the city’s plan on developing the labor market in 2023, Hanoi aims to create new jobs for 162,000 workers.

Last year, the city found jobs for more than 200,000 people, achieving 126% of the year’s plan thanks to flexible solutions during the year.

In 2022, the Hanoi Employment Service Center organized 189 job fairs, during which more than 4,900 entities and businesses recruited 12,800 laborers.