Over 90 per cent of workers come back to work after Tet holiday

February 09, 2022 | 09:37
Over 90 per cent of workers in industrial parks in Vietnam came back to work after Lunar New Year, which is a good momentum for enterprises’ recovery.
Over 90 per cent of workers come back to work after Tet holiday
Over 90 per cent of workers came back to work after the Lunar New Year holiday

According to the Saigon Hi-tech Park in Thu Duc district, Ho Chi Minh City, on February 8, between 80 and 95 per cent of 80 manufacturing facilities in the park resumed their work, such as Samsung, Nidec Sankyo, Intel, and Jabil.

At Pou Yuen Vietnam Co., Ltd, the group reported that 90 per cent of employees are expected to come back to work on February 9.

In 17 export processing zones in Ho Chi Minh City, which is a hub of 1,500 enterprises with 273,000 employees, the ratio is at over 82 per cent.

The ratios in other cities and provinces are also over 85 per cent.

According to Minister of Labour, Invalids, and Social Affairs Dao Ngoc Dung, this year, the shortage of workers after the Lunar New Year holiday decreased compared to previous years.

“In previous years, the shortage of workers was between 10 and 20 per cent, however this year, the ratio is lower. The reason for this situation is that many workers did not come back to their hometowns on the occasion of the holiday,” Dung said.

Dung added that an average of 85 per cent of enterprises are in the process of recovery and the abundant labour force will be the momentum to boost this process.

Dinh Van Thap, deputy general director of Nha Be Garment JSC, said that they are ready to come back to work because of the trust in the government’s ability to control the pandemic. "At present, we have full orders until the end of the year’s first half," Thap said.

By Ha Vy

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