Immediate hike risks tackled as inflation squeezes workers

Immediate hike risks tackled as inflation squeezes workers

A continued hike in the prices of fuel and input materials for production are expected to drive enterprises and labourers into more difficulties, and affect Vietnam’s efforts to rein in inflation this year.
Foreign groups battle to retain their workers

Foreign groups battle to retain their workers

Offering a less attractive salary and welfare package is one of the reasons why many foreign-invested enterprises in industrial zones cannot retain local workers, some of who are going to desperate lengths to get by financially.
Stakeholders seek sustainable strategies to retain workers

Stakeholders seek sustainable strategies to retain workers

More than 200 business leaders and representatives from authorities met on June 14 to discuss sustainable strategies for attracting and retaining workers.
Industrial zone workers: realities in low-quality living quarters

Industrial zone workers: realities in low-quality living quarters

Vietnam currently has 260 industrial zones in operation, with 75 more being planned, for over 16 million workers that generate massively for the country’s GDP. Industrial zone and social housing developers currently only meet less than 10 per cent of the
Prime minister to directly address workers in industrial zones

Prime minister to directly address workers in industrial zones

On June 12, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh will address approximately 4,500 workers at the northern province of Bac Giang and an additional 63 bridgeheads across the country.
Employers thrash out stance on minimum wages

Employers thrash out stance on minimum wages

Employers still attempting to rescue themselves from pandemic woes are reluctant to see major rises in salary payments for workers, with production costs still on the up.
Overtime cap switch yet to satisfy all

Overtime cap switch yet to satisfy all

The long-awaited scheme on increasing overtime for privately-owned workers has become true, helping labour-intensive employers to improve their competitiveness.
Workers scramble to evade fuel hike

Workers scramble to evade fuel hike

High fuel prices, coupled with a lack of monthly income increases, have pushed the lives of millions of workers into difficulty, with many forced to change their consumption habits, cut living costs, or switch to other jobs.
Employee ire intensifies with insufficient remuneration and working conditions

Employee ire intensifies with insufficient remuneration and working conditions

Facing difficulties in maintaining a standard livelihood due to low wages is a typical situation for most workers at garments and footwear manufacturers.
Post-holiday season boost for factories as demand rises

Post-holiday season boost for factories as demand rises

The rate of workers returning to factories after Lunar New Year is so far much higher than in previous years, while the need to recruit new employees to meet business orders is also ballooning.
Over 90 per cent of workers come back to work after Tet holiday

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

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.
Thailand, Cambodia discuss measures to get migrant Cambodian workers back to work

Thailand, Cambodia discuss measures to get migrant Cambodian workers back to work

The Governors of Battambang and Pailin provinces of Cambodia have met their counterpart in Thailand’s Chanthaburi province to discuss the re-opening of border gates to allow legally permitted Cambodian workers to return to work in Thailand.
Foreign groups circumvent lack of experts with training revamps

Foreign groups circumvent lack of experts with training revamps

Foreign businesses in Vietnam are placing new priorities on recruiting more local tech workers and setting up skills training for them in order to address the shortage of experts coming in from other countries.
Purpose-driven regulations  desired for affordable housing

Purpose-driven regulations desired for affordable housing

The shortage of low-income housing for workers in industrial zones and people in urban areas has become a hot topic in Vietnam, with the government and other authorities looking to get to the bottom of the situation.
Employment security and the future of skills for Vietnamese workers in digital transformation

Employment security and the future of skills for Vietnamese workers in digital transformation

ManpowerGroup Vietnam and the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs on October 25 organised the webinar Digital Transformation: International Experience in Employment Security & the Future of Skills for Vietnamese Workers.
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