HCM City needs 30,000 more workers to meet Tet business orders

VOV.VN - Businesses in Ho Chi Minh City are in dire need of roughly 30,000 additional workers to fulfil orders placed by partners ahead of the traditional Lunar New Year, known locally as Tet.

Nguyen Van Lam, deputy director of Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, said production facilities after a hiatus caused by COVID-19 are gathering steam to complete partners’ orders, preparing to serve the market in the end-of-year period and into early 2022.

Businesses need to recruit about 30,000 more workers to meet the increasing demand for commodities ahead of the Tet holiday that falls in late January 2022, said Lam.

Of the total, the official added skilled workers account for 40% and are available to work in sectors such as garments and textiles, footwear, and food processing,

HCM City, the country’s largest metropolis, is expected to face a shortage of workforce, at between 70,000 and 75,000 labourers, as many workers do not normally return to businesses on time after the Tet holiday.

Given that context, HCM City authorities have implemented social welfare packages aimed at assisting labourers and solving issues relating to unemployment. The city has requested employers to cooperate alongside trade unions to take care of the daily lives of workers, especially those who can’t afford to come back home for Tet celebrations.