Strengthening Labor Supply - Demand Connection

9:17:37 AM | 25/7/2022

As one of the provinces facing a large labor shortage, Ba Ria - Vung Tau is focusing on implementing many solutions, firstly balancing the labor supply and aiming for long-term policies.

Ba Ria - Vung Tau prioritizes resources to promote vocational training and improve the quality of human resources in the area. In the photo: Students of Ba Ria - Vung Tau College of Engineering and Technology practice at the workshop

The labor market in the province is showing signs of recovery as the recruitment demand of enterprises reaches thousands of workers. The positions of production workers and unskilled workers continue to have great recruitment demand, which focuses on some fields such as: Garment, leather shoe production, trade in services, mechanics, construction and restaurants. Particularly, the demand for unskilled labor accounts for about 60%.

Currently, enterprises are trying to restore production and business. In the context that the province's economy shows signs of recovery, it will contribute to promoting a prosperous labor market, helping Ba Ria - Vung Tau achieve its goals in terms of labor, employment and social security.

Along with the increasing recruitment demand, job sessions at the Provincial Employment Service Center with recruitment activities have begun to bustle again. Notably, in addition to the salary from VND6 million to 20 million, many businesses also offer attractive remuneration policies in terms of accommodation, bonuses and shuttle bus. Employment sessions are held in person and online, with this form of recruitment, employees only need to sit at home to access and register to participate.

However, in fact, Ba Ria - Vung Tau is currently among the provinces with severe labor shortage when supply does not meet demand in many fields. Therefore, in order to overcome this situation, in the immediate future, the province is focusing on strengthening the connection between labor supply and demand on a realistic basis, both in terms of the quantity to be recruited as well as the existing labor source. At the same time, online and direct job sessions will be organized in order to contribute to supporting enterprises to restore production, not to break the production chain. Meanwhile, the information on plans to restore production and business activities of enterprises in the area will be timely provided so that employees can accurately grasp and have a basis for deciding to return to the labor market.

The Provincial Employment Service Center, based on the recruitment needs of enterprises, is making efforts to support enterprises to participate in job sessions and directly connect with employees; expanding employment sessions in association with other provinces. At the same time, it is providing timely information on recruitment needs, working conditions and support policies of enterprises as well as functional agencies for employees to communes and wards in the province. The Center is promoting the implementation of many solutions such as screening information of employees applying for unemployment benefits according to groups of industries and occupations to connect businesses in need of labor.

According to Ms. Dinh Thi Truc My, Director of the Department of Labor - Invalids and Social Affairs of Ba Ria - Vung Tau province, the industry is also directing and implementing job trading sessions to promote labor market connections in this period. As for solving the problem of labor resources, the most decisive factor is still the accompanying salary, bonus and welfare policies that need to be paid attention by enterprises.

Along with strengthening the supply-demand connection, the province also strengthens the role of the vocational education system in the area in coordinating and contacting businesses that need support, thereby developing plans of training, fostering and improving vocational skills to maintain jobs for employees, signing joint training contracts with enterprises.

In addition, the Department of Labor - Invalids and Social Affairs is currently implementing a Project to attract common labor resources for industries and occupations. The project is expected to be completed by the end of the year and submitted to the Provincial People's Council for approval. To move towards a sustainable policy in attracting workers, employers need to have a competitive policy in terms of attractive salary and bonus; along with applying better working conditions.

“We need to have a close look at the lives of employees in order to have comprehensive care and attention from food, accommodation facilities and other minimum conditions to attract human resources. Only when there is a clear roadmap to meet the needs and aspirations of this minimum condition, it can be expected to attract employees. More importantly, in order to attract labor resources, the province needs to have policies to encourage businesses to apply better management standards," emphasized Ms. Dinh Thi Truc My.

Source: Vietnam Business Forum