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Recruitment leaflets seeking workers are appearing in Ho Chi Minh City.
(Editor's note: This story comes from our partner, VietNamNet)
HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam — The Employment Service Centre, a unit of the HCM City Export Processing Zones Authority (HEPZA) has received big orders from employers who need to hire thousands of workers.
The range of workers needed varies: 1,500 electronic assembly workers for plants in the Tan Thuan and Linh Trung Export Processing Zones (EPZ); 4,000 footwear workers for Linh Trung EPZs I and II; 5,000 textile-garment workers for the Tan Thuan and Linh Trung EPZs; 1,000 untrained workers for plants in the Tan Binh EPZ and Linh Trung EPZs I and II.
The monthly income offered these workers is between VND 1.7 to 2.9 million per month (US$100-$170).
Surveys at some industrial zones (IZs) and EPZs in HCM City show that some companies are recruiting at least 1,000 workers, for instance Triumph International Vietnam — 1,000 garment workers, Kolland & Hugo Knitware — 2,000 garment workers, and Nidec Vietnam Corporation — 1,000 untrained workers.
Companies in the fields like garment, footwear, and electronics that have faced difficulties since late 2008 now need new workers. A textile mill in the Tan Binh IZ is recruiting workers for its fibre enterprise in District 4.
Not long ago, many companies cut their workforce and thousands of workers sweated to find a job. Now, once again, employers must “advertise” themselves to attract workers. They publicly declare the income and benefits for workers. During their apprenticeship, workers can earn from VND 1.2 to VND 1.9 million ($70-$110) per month plus a daily meal, night-shift allowance and bonus in kind.
After their two-month apprenticeship, workers can expect an average monthly income of VND 1.9 million. Some companies break the “ceiling” by offering as much as VND 3 million ($175) per month. Laborers also receive health and social insurance, performance bonuses, vacation, and the 13th month of salary, or “Tet bonus.”