About 70 percent of labourers in local firms of Binh Phuoc have returned to work as the majority of enterprises in the southern locality have resumed their operations in the new normal situation when COVID-19 has been put under control.
According to the provincial Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, many local firms are showing high demand for labourers. Statistics showed that about 100,000 out of 400,000 labourers in the informal sector in Binh Phuoc have been affected by COVID-19. So far, they have returned to the labour market and found jobs.
A survey by the province indicated that 63 local firms in Binh Phuoc are in need of more than 10,000 labourers.
Binh Phuoc is home to 13 industrial parks and export processing zones with 174 operating enterprises and 73,000 labourers, along with over 3,400 firms located outside the IPs and export processing zones with more than 61,000 labourers.
Meanwhile, the neighbouring province of Dong Nai is making plans to welcome thousands of workers returning for work.
On October 26, the provincial Labour Federation said that many businesses in garment and textile sector and leather and footwear have ready to receive workers from southern, central and Central Highlands back to work.
The firms have offered support in travel fee and accommodation for labourers.
Enterprises that are receiving a large number of labourers include Taekwang Vina with about 2,000 workers, Changshin Vietnam with 2,500 labourers, and Pouchen Vietnam with about 1,500.
Dong Nai has 31 operating IPs with over 1,700 enterprises and more than 615,000 labourers. So far, 92 percent of the firms have resumed production and business activities. However, due to impacts of COVID-19, they are facing a lack of workers./.