Currently, the COVID-19 pandemic has been well controlled in Vinh Phuc province. Many enterprises in industrial parks are actively restoring manufacturing activity and seeking to recruit a large number of workers.
Wholly foreign-invested Compal Vietnam Co., Ltd (in Ba Thien Industrial Park, Binh Xuyen district), which manufactures laptops and smart electronic devices, is employing more than 5,000 workers. The company’s Director of Administration - Human Resources Department said the pandemic is being well controlled in the province and this is helpful for the company. To restore its business operations, the company is speeding up manufacturing and recruiting a large number of workers.
The company plans to hire more than 500 high-quality employees experienced in electronics, automation, engineering, electromechanics and information technology. The firm is seeking qualified workers in both Vinh Phuc and neighboring localities such as Hanoi, Bac Ninh and Bac Giang. However, the company is facing difficulty because some neighboring provinces are applying social distancing measures. Currently, the company manages to employ 5-10 workers per week on average. This progress significantly affects its business.
Wholly South Korea-invested Shinwon Ebenezer Co., Ltd (Khai Quang Industrial Park), which manufactures apparel for export, plans to recruit more than 300 highly skilled and experienced workers from now until the end of 2021. In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, recruitment is carried out online. Foreign workers must strictly apply pandemic prevention measures such as medical tests and quarantine. Therefore, its recruitment is facing hardships. Despite accepting to pay training costs and providing regular COVID-19 tests and vaccinations for employees, Shinwon Ebenezer Vietnam can reach only more than 40% of the target.
To meet the personnel demands of local enterprises, in 2021, the Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs of Vinh Phuc province will develop a master program on worker supply for industrial parks in 2021-2025. At the same time, the department will require local businesses to work out plans to use and recruit workers and strengthen cooperation with vocational training facilities and employment service centers to provide workers fitting their needs.
Furthermore, the department will closely coordinate with the Vinh Phuc Industrial Parks’ Authority to sign coordination programs on business-needed vocational training and cooperate with neighboring provinces such as Tuyen Quang, Phu Tho, Yen Bai and Ha Giang to inform and recruit workers there.
By Nguyet Tham, Vietnam Business Forum