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Under-skilled Vietnamese workforce hindering production: survey

Posted: Dec 11, 2012

  More than 60 percent of foreign companies in Viet Nam say the current Vietnamese workforce hinders production due to its lack of skills, a media site recently quoted a survey as saying.

The survey of 350 foreign and local companies in services and production found that 40 percent of local companies shared the same opinion.

The poll was conducted in Ha Noi, Sai Gon and adjacent provinces by the World Bank and the Central Institute for Economic Management, one of Viet Nam’s top think tanks, the news website reported.

The survey also revealed that nearly 30 percent of foreign companies, and 17 percent of local companies considered the local unskilled workforce as a major hindrance.

Even with the trained workforce, the surveyed employers ― 31 percent of foreign and nearly 23 percent of local ones ― said they were obstruction, the website reported.

According to the survey, 66 percent of foreign employers were unsatisfied with the quality of local education and human resource training. The rate was 36 percent for local companies. Read more here.

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