Speaking at a meeting on February 2 to provide information about the socio-economic development and COVID-19 prevention and control in Ho Chi Minh City, Lam said the move is expected to make it easier for local businesses to recruit workers, especially after the lunar New Year (Tet) holiday – the biggest and longest festival in Vietnam.

An offline job transaction floor in Ho Chi Minh City

As of February 2, about 2.65 million workers, or over 95% of the total number in Ho Chi Minh City, had returned to work at enterprises after Tet, Lam reported.

This year, the situation of job changing after Tet among laborers is not popular as many years ago, he noted.

Regarding the demand for laborers, 499 respondent firms said they need to recruit nearly 14,400 workers in the first quarter of 2023, including 5,000 for the garment and footwear industries, and 2,200 for the electricity - electronics industry.

Source: VNA