Korean firms come hiring at HCM City job fair

Friday, Dec 05, 2014 17:48

Delegates cut ribbon to open the Korea-Viet Nam job fair at HCM City's Nikko Saigon Hotel on December 5. – VNS Photo Xuan Huong

HCM CITY (Biz Hub) – Forty five South Korean firms in industries like manufacturing, construction, logistics, services, and finance are taking part in a Korea-Viet Nam job fair that opened on December 5 at HCM City's Nikko Saigon Hotel.

Organised by the Korea Trade and Investment Promotion Agency and the South Korean consulate in the city, the fair seeks to connect Korean companies with young Vietnamese talent.

The participating firms include Hyosung, STX, Lotte Mart, Daewoo International, and Korea United Pharmaceutical. They hope to recruit people for jobs in marketing and sales, taxation and accounting, quality control, design, merchandise, legal, and mechanical engineering.

An increasing number of Korean firms are investing in Viet Nam, resulting in big demand for human resources in many sectors, Tu Hong Diep, senior manager in the consulates commercial section, told Viet Nam News.

South Korea is the biggest foreign investor in Viet Nam this year with US$3.6 billion or 26.3 per cent of total FDI, according to the Foreign Investment Agency.

Korean firms employ more than 700,000 Vietnamese and the number is expected to increase further. – VNS

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