Most Vietnamese workers looking to change jobs in 2019

Most Vietnamese workers want to switch jobs in 2019 due to a lack of career advancement, according to a survey.
By: | November 20, 2018


A survey by recruitment firm Vietnamworks has shown that up to 78% of Vietnamese workers are looking to change jobs in 2019 to seek better roles and salaries.

Almost six out of 10 will do so at the start of next year, while less than a third (26%) will do it after the Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday around February 2-10.

The survey polled 900 participants. The top reason cited was lack of career advancement (30%). A lack of satisfaction with current salaries was also a common reason (24%). 

On the other hand, a minority of them cited stress (10%), or dissatisfaction with bosses (8%).

According to VietnamWorks, it also revealed that Ho Chi Minh City topped the market with the highest job offers and job growth at 15%, amidst the rising trend of job offers in the country. 

In terms of job functions, sales scored the highest number of offers, with finance and administration following closely.