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Over 600,000 workers returning hometowns not working for FDI employers

Khanh Minh Tuesday | 10/19/2021 14:14

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Most of 600,000 workers who migrated to their hometowns in southern provinces work outside industrial zones and do not work for FDI enterprises, according to the preliminary report from labour ministry.

Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Dao Ngoc Dung shared the information while talking about labour shortage in industrial clusters, while urging local authorities to determine the situation for appropriate solutions.

According to the minister, about 17.8 percent of enterprises have been facing labor shortages. The electronics sector face a shortage of 55.6 percent, leather and footwear, 51.7 percent, garment, 49.2 percent, electrical equipment manufacturing, 44.5 percent, and textile, 39.5 percent.

In Ho Chi Minh City, around 150,000 employees had come back to the city, bringing the total number of workers at 1,400 enterprises to 210,000 people, mostly in fields of trading and services, tourism, transport, processing and garment, leather and footwear, said Director of the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Labor, Invalid and Social Affairs Le Minh Tan.

From now to the end of 2021, the city needs around 60,000 workers and at the beginning of 2022 and after the Lunar New Year, the city will need additional 120,000 workers. The city is promoting the connection between labor supply and demand, opening job exchange floors for both employers and employees.

Many businesses have sent text messages to call for workers to return to Ho Chi Minh City for working.

Regarding social welfares for needy people in the city, Tan informed that by 5 p.m. of October 18, over five million residents had received the third financial support package, accounting for 77 percent of the 6.6 million people subject to the support package. The disbursement of the third financial support package continues to October 22.

Source: VGP, SGGP

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