Around 370,000 migrant workers are unlikely to return to HCMC, which they left amid the Covid-19 restrictions and job losses to go back to their hometowns.
These include some 1.85 million workers who had their labour contracts temporarily suspended or were told to take unpaid leave.
Factories in Vietnam are struggling for staff after many migrant workers returned home when a coronavirus lockdown that had kept them in Ho Chi Minh City for months last year was eased, a partner at venture capital firm Cento Ventures…
Many Vietnamese domestic workers in Saudi Arabia find no escape from 19 hours of work a day in a system loaded in favor of abusive employers.
After overcoming its worst Covid-19 wave, Vietnam, one of the world’s biggest manufacturers, is having problems reactivating the industry around its economic capital, as hundreds of thousands of workers have recently left for good over fear of the virus.
The impact of prolonged factory shutdowns in Vietnam is likely going to be worse than retailers have planned for, according to analysts at BofA Securities. BofA cited a number of reasons for its predictions, including the fact that the reopening…
Ho Chi Minh City has just 2.3 medical workers for a population of 10,000 compared to the national average of 7.4.
Footwear maker PouYuen Vietnam, the largest employer in HCMC, faces a shortage of workers after 6 percent quit due to Covid-19 restrictions and resultant problems.
About 200 contracted factories that make sportswear for Nike Inc (NKE.N) across Vietnam have resumed operations after months of COVID-19 suspension, the government said on Wednesday, as it races to get its key manufacturing sector back on track.
The Southeast Asian nation is slowly emerging from months of lockdown but has plenty of challenges yet.
This is the latest disruption to global supply chains already roiled by labour shortages and high shipping costs due to the pandemic. Factories had moved to Vietnam amid the US-China trade dispute, but there are fears the mass departure of…
Millions of workers who fled virus outbreak are too scared to return to make the world’s winter clothes and Christmas gifts.
Migrant workers are relieved to be home amid the Covid-19 pandemic and economic downturn, but a big question now is, ‘what to do for a living ?’
Vietnam will fall short of its garment exports target this year, by $5 billion in the worst case scenario, the government said on Tuesday, due to the impacts of coronavirus restrictions and a shortage of workers.
At 1:30 a.m. Hai left the line of colleagues waiting to take a shower, giving up after five hours of waiting.
Tens of thousands of people, mostly migrant workers, left Ho Chi Minh City over the weekend as the largest metropolis in Vietnam eased a months-long COVID-19 lockdown, triggering fears of labour shortages and more disruption to manufacturing.
HCMC authorities are preparing to speed up vaccination for nearly 128,000 workers at industrial parks so they could return to work after economic activity resumes.
Vietnam’s economic growth could slow as its population ages, squeezing public finance and stressing the service delivery system, unless timely reforms are set in motion, a new World Bank report finds.
Production facilities in HCMC are struggling to meet the stringent new reopening conditions related to Covid infections and commuting.
A mere 2 percent of a VND7.5 trillion ($328.4 million) salary support package for Covid-affected workers has been disbursed after a month due to red tape.
Thousands of jobless workers in Vietnam’s biggest city are trying to flee to their hometowns, many on motorcycles piled high with belongings, following an extension of restrictions in the epicentre of the country’s worst coronavirus outbreak yet.
Faced with one bureaucratic hurdle after another, many workers in Hanoi have simply given up claiming Covid-19 support after losing their jobs to the pandemic.
Many businesses in the southern region have found the stay-at-work production model financially untenable and want a more flexible Covid-19 strategy to keep supply chains intact.
Manufacturers for Nike and Adidas forced to close factories as infections rise
The Vietnam General Confederation of Labor may be unable to fight for workers’ rights, but it is well-placed to help them amid the COVID-19 crisis.
Chinese manufacturers in southern Vietnam are suffering amid lockdowns and business closures, and they are not confident restrictions will be relaxed soon. A growing number of Chinese manufacturers have moved to Vietnam since the start of the trade war to…