Korean firms hire at HCM City job fair

Friday, Nov 10, 2017 18:14

A candidate interviews at the Korea-Viet Nam job fair in HCM City on November 10. — VNS Photo

Fifty one South Korean firms in sectors like manufacturing, travel, construction, water treatment, marine transport, POS software and hardware, trading, garment and textile and others are taking part in a Korea-Việt Nam job fair that opened on Friday in HCM City.

Organised by the Korean Ministry of Employment and Labour, consulate in the city and the Korea Trade and Investment Promotion Agency, the fair is aimed at helping Korean companies in Việt Nam recruit skilled human resources.

The companies include CJ Group Vietnam, Lock & Lock, Lotte PK Duty Free, Hansae HCM, Posco Daewoo Vietnam, and LG Hausys, and they are seeking to hire 390 Vietnamese and Koreans for the positions of production manager, HR specialists, accountants, engineers, interpreters, translators and others.

Nguyen Dang Minh Vu, HR and GA manager at Lotte PK Duty Free, said his company would recruit four to eight people at the fair for the positions of marketing, purchasing and planning staff.

Billy Tae-Hyeong Kim, chief engineer of Huvis Water Vietnam Company Limited, said his company plans to hire laboratory, construction and technical sales engineers for its water and wastewater departments and other positions.

Around 25 Vietnamese work for his company now, and it plans to hire more, he revealed.

According to the Foreign Investment Agency, as of last month South Korea was the biggest foreign investor in Việt Nam with a cumulative US$57.1 billion or 18.2 per cent of all FDI.

An increasing number of Korean firms are investing in Việt Nam, and they require a large number of workers in many sectors.

The job fair, first held in the city in 2013, gets positive feedback from South Korean businesses as well as Vietnamese job applicants, and there are 2,000 participants this year, double the number last year. — VNS

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