Continuously expanding foreign businesses and the wave of foreign investors relocating from China may make the chronic shortage of skilled workers more dire in Vietnam. Hiring skilled workers remains a significant challenge for recruiters in Vietnam This concern was expressed in Navigos Group’s latest report on middle- and high-level personnel demand in 2018’s fourth quarter. Accordingly, the Vietnamese labour market has seen significant impacts from free trade agreements (FTAs) and foreign investment capital in late 2018. The report also revealed that along with the wave of investment movement from China, the expansion of business-scale of foreign-invested enterprises (FIEs) in northern Haiphong city and Bac Ninh provinces are increasing demand on local midde- and high-level personnel for positions like factory managers, office managers, and assistants. In fact, the shortage of high-end personnel is not a new thing in Vietnam. According to the General … [Read more...] about Foreign investors double crossed by labour shortage in Vietnam?
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Viet Nam News HCM CITY — Manufacturing’s growth potential is bringing both opportunities and challenges for the labour market, recruitment experts have said. Gaku Echizenya, CEO of Navigos Group Vietnam, said: “Unless actions are taken to accelerate the technological transition, we risk losing our attractive profile in the eyes of foreign investors to other developing countries in the area.” Navigos Group operates VietnamWorks, the executive search firm Navigos Search, and PRIMUS, a platform that provides exclusive C-level recruitment solutions. “All in all, efforts made by businesses to invest in machinery and tools must be solidified by improving the quality of manpower,” he said. Tamara Boonstra, director of Michael Page Vietnam, which specialises in recruiting middle to senior managers, said that many manufacturing plants were moving from China to Việt Nam as a result of government policies. The challenge lies in preparing the … [Read more...] about Manufacturing growth poses challenges for labour market
Children visit a pottery workshop (Photo: tripi.vn) Hanoi (VNS/VNA) – Traditional craft villages of Hanoi are facing a shortage of labourers, especially skilled workers, reported Kinh te Viet Nam & The Gioi (Vietnam and World Economy) Magazine. Right now, the city has more than 1,350 traditional craft villages, 45 per cent of total villages nation-wide. The villages in Hanoi are staffed by 176,000 households creating stable jobs for 740,000 workers. However, there is a shortage of skilled workers. According to Nguyen Nhu Dien, owner of Son Linh Leather Footwear Workshop in Phu Xuyen district, he has a lack of workers. This, he says, is because many rural labourers have quit their jobs to work in industrial zones where they could earn more money and enjoy better social benefits. The shortage of skilled labourers is one of the main reasons the villages’ products are not selling well, due to low quality and poor designs. Phu Vinh Rattan and Bamboo Weaving … [Read more...] about Hanoi’s craft villages lack skilled labourers
Traditional craft villages of Hà Nội are facing a shortage of labourers, especially skilled workers, reported Kinh tế Việt Nam &Thế Giới (Việt Nam and World Economy) Magazine.– Photo tripi.vn HÀ NỘI – Traditional craft villages of Hà Nội are facing a shortage of labourers, especially skilled workers, reported Kinh tế Việt Nam &Thế Giới (Việt Nam and World Economy) Magazine. Right now, the city has more than 1,350 traditional craft villages, 45 per cent of total villages nation-wide. The villages in Hà Nôi are staffed by 176,000 households creating stable jobs for 740,000 workers. However, there is a shortage of skilled workers. According to Nguyễn Như Diên, owner of Son Linh Leather Footwear Workshop in Phú Xuyên District, he has a lack of workers. This, he says, is because many rural labourers have quit their jobs to work in … [Read more...] about Hà Nội’s craft villages lack skilled labourers
Craft villages in the capital city of Hanoi are sharing a concern over the shortage of highly-skilled craftsmen, which is hindering them from improving the designs and competitiveness of products. Craftspersons are making lacquer paintings (Photo: VNA) Hanoi is now home to more than 1,350 craft villages, accounting for 45 percent of the nation’s total number. The villages together have created jobs and stable incomes for 740,000 workers. Nguyen Nhu Dien, from Son Linh footwear establishment in Phu Yen commune of Phu Xuyen district, said the Phu Yen footwear and leather craft village is facing a labour shortage, particularly those with high skills. Many villagers no longer want to take part in the traditional craft and they switch to work in industrial parks for a more stable income source and better insurance, Dien added. According to Nguyen Phuong Quang, an artisan and businessman in Chuong My district’s Phu Vinh village, which is known for bamboo and rattan … [Read more...] about Hanoi’s craft villages lack highly skilled labourers