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|Enterprises in Bac Giang, Bac Ninh, Haiphong are undergoing a critical labour shortage|
A quarter of the workforce of manufacturers in industrial zones (IZs) in Bac Giang are in isolation or are undergoing treatment for COVID-19.
Currently, there are 3,000 workers working at three manufacturing facilities of Foxconn in IZs in the two provinces. All of them are living in dormitories of the group and commute to the facilities by shuttle bus. Before the pandemic outbreak in the provinces, the company had 12,000 employees at these facilities.
Meanwhile, the representative of Fuyu Precision Component Co., Ltd. said that the company is in need of a large number of employees and has proposed the province to allow its employees in isolation to return to work under strict management. The leaders of the company committed to complying with all regulations to ensure safety for their employees.
Silex Vietnam in Quang Chau IZ is also struggling to maintain operations because its employees are afraid to come back to work until they receive confirmation from the districts and communes that they are are not COVID-19 positive and that it is safe to return to work.
As of now, 11 enterprises in IZs of Bac Giang (including two Foxconn facilities and Silex) have been allowed to resume operations with a total of 5,007 employees.
In Haiphong, Crystal Sweater Vietnam Co., Ltd. in Trang Due IZ said that the company has been receiving stable orders since the beginning of this year, however, 300 of the company's workers are isolated, impacting production progress.
The shortage of workers is also a problem at Maple Co., Ltd, JASAN, Canadian Solar in VSIP, Primzen, Vinamode, and Yazaki Haiphong Vietnam in Trang Due IZ.