Ho Chi Minh city plans to add 3,600 workers to public workforce
Ho Chi Minh city, the business and financial hub of Vietnam, plans to expand its public sector workforce by 3,600 this year.
The municipal government has requested permission from the Ministry of Home Affairs to employ 10,700 civil servants in 2021 instead of the 7,100 approved earlier by the ministry.
The municipal government said that the increase in workforce is needed to complete tasks approved by higher authorities efficiently.
Although the city government has been trying to streamline its workforce to meet the government’s target and cut the number of state workers employed by 2% each year, it is facing a lack of public servants to serve people and businesses, according to VnExpress.
Currently, one worker in the municipal government serves 364 people on average, which is twice as high as the national average. The average population governed by a district administrative unit in Ho Chi Minh city is also about 239,000 higher than that of the whole country.
As the economic hub of the country, Ho Chi Minh city currently houses some 13 million people, including migrants.