Ho Chi Minh City needs 153,500 - 161,500 jobs in second half

Tuesday, 09/07/2024 14:58
On July 8, the Ho Chi Minh City Human Resources Forecast and Labour Market Information Centre (Falmi) announced that the city would require approximately 153,500 - 161,500 jobs in the last six months of 2024. This demand is concentrated in key industrial sectors and major service industries.
A job exchange in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City. (Photo: VNA)

Specifically, the labor demand in the trade and service sector is projected to be between 102,600 - 108,000 jobs, accounting for 66.89% of the total labor demand. The industrial and construction sector needs 50,700 - 53,300 jobs, making up 33.03%. The agriculture, forestry and fisheries sector requires about 130 jobs, constituting 0.08%.

In the last six months of 2024, Falmi also forecasts that the demand for trained labor will be between 134,620 - 141,636 jobs, representing 87.7% of the total labor demand.

To ensure a balance between labor supply and demand, and to boost production and business activities in the remaining half of 2024, Ms. Nguyen Hoang Hieu, Falmi Director, emphasized the need for businesses to develop human resource training plans tailored to specific industries and levels, aligning with the company's development goals and market requirements. Enterprises should also collaborate closely with educational institutions to train and enhance both professional and soft skills, such as communication, teamwork and time management for laborers.

For laborers, besides professional knowledge, it is essential to equip themselves with job-related skills and maintain a positive work attitude to ensure job performance and future development. Additionally, developing suitable training programs will help businesses secure high-quality human resources, meeting job requirements and contributing to sustainable development.

Ms. Nguyen Hoang Hieu also recommended that the City Employment Service Center increase job exchange platforms and recruitment fairs; and focus on connecting workers in high-demand sectors for the next six months. These sectors include wholesale and retail; real estate business; mechanical engineering; professional, scientific and technological activities; food and beverage processing; finance; banking; insurance; and information and communications./.

Compiled by BTA