Employment opportunities surge for IT positions in Vietnam

The shift to digital technology has led Vietnam to seek skilled professionals in automation, automotive, electronics, industrial design, and IT industries.
By: | May 24, 2023

Engineering technology holds the greatest potential for future job demand in Vietnam and will account for about 35% of the country’s overall employment needs. This, suggested Tran Anh Tuan, Vice-Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City Vocational Education Association, will drive a significant demand for skilled professionals in the IT and high-tech industries.

Tran was quoted by state newspaper Hai Quan (Customs) as saying that fields such as automation, automotive technology, electronics, graphic and industrial design, and environmental technology are attracting a substantial number of employees. He added that the areas of IT, business administration, and finance are particularly sought after, as logistics and supply chain, e-commerce, digital marketing, multimedia, finance, and banking shift towards digital technology, resulting in high demand for skilled human resources

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The Hanoi Employment Service Centre revealed positive signs in the labour market during Q1’2023, owing to the recovery of the capital’s economy in 2022 and early 2023, and predicted that enterprise recruitment demands would continue to increase in the future. Data from the centre indicated that between 12,000 and 15,000 skilled employees were required by organisations during the first quarter, primarily in positions such as IT and software developers, as well as game programmers.

The tourism industry also experienced significant recruitment needs in the first quarter, driven by policies stimulating demand and promoting recovery. This sector is expected to demand between 10,000 and 12,000 employees, reported Vietnam+