Increasing demand for IT labor force in HCM city in the last 6 months of 2018


HCMC needs an additional 148,000 jobs in the next 6 months, the demand for human resources in Information Technology increases by 5.03% compared to the same period last year.

Ho Chi Minh City Labor Market Information and Forecast Center (Falmi) has released a survey report on labor market analysis in the first 6 months of 2018 and comment on the market in the last 6 months of the year.

Accordingly, in the first six months of 2018, demand for human resources in Ho Chi Minh City increased 24.41% compared to the same period in 2017, focusing on such industries as Business – Sales (22.17%) , Services – serving (12.57%), Textiles – leather shoes (7.88%), Property business – real estate (6.9%), Information consultancy services – Finance – Credit – Banking – Accounting – Auditing (6%), Information Technology (5.03%), Transportation – Warehousing – Import – Export (3, 74%), Mechanical – Automation – Electronics – Mechatronics (3.74%), Architecture – Civil Engineering (1.84%).

In the first 6 months of 2018, the total number of job seekers has increased by 52.06% over the same period of 2017. The reason is that graduates from universities and colleges are joining the city workforce. This has contributed to the increasing competition between workers with work experience and new graduates.

At the same time, the demand for jobs has also shifted the labor force outside the province into the city, the city labor shifted to the neighboring provinces of the southern key economic region, where high-quality candidates are applying to meet the development needs of enterprises, export processing zones, high-tech zones …

In the last 6 months of 2018, the labor market in Ho Chi Minh City focuses on attracting high quality human resources to work in key sectors and fields. To attach importance to the development of laborers who have been trained with professional skills required for their quality, labor skills, labor productivity, ensuring the expansion of production and business scale, foreign investment, labor export, start-up policies, business innovation.

Especially, the demand for manpower is increasing in a number of technical fields such as: Information Technology, mostly in the areas of: Big Data, network security, mobile application programming, animation, game programming, 3D game design programming, visual effects design and 3D animation programming; Automated mechanization for machine operators, using automatic systems in closed lines, automatic machinery operation …

Falmi forecasts that the human resource demand in HCMC in the last 6 months of 2018 will be around 148,000 jobs. Accordingly, in the third quarter of 2018, the city’s economy will stabilize its production and business, creating a driving force for the city to continue to develop its economy in line with the development orientations in 2018 and the labor market. Increasing according to the trend of the skilled manpower. It is expected that the demand for recruitment is around 78,000 vacancies.

In the fourth quarter of 2018, enterprises recruited laborers focusing on qualified candidates, which occupies about 70,000 vacant jobs, of which 27% are employed by general workers.

<The Labourer Newspaper>

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