Vietnam Labor Market Trends

Date(s) - 09/11/2016
8:30 am - 10:30 am

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Vietnam is on a growth trajectory but this growth is at risk because the demand for skilled employees far exceeds supply. Failing to recruit enough qualified employees is often the number one complaint of managers at companies here. The country’s labor force is growing at more than a million people per year and nearly 70 percent of the population is between the ages of 15 and 64. To keep up with its projected economic and employment growth, Vietnam must prepare its young population for the jobs of tomorrow. Education and training are keys to ensuring that Vietnamese people will be ready to fill the gaps as more and more jobs at all levels come available. As the country’s workforce has continued to grow there has been a resulting rise in competition within the job market. This has increased the rates of turnover at many companies as employees are often shopping their skills around to other potential employers. It is not unusual to see applicants who have worked at a multitude of companies over a short span of time.

What sectors are facing the most difficulty in finding qualified employees? What type of jobs skills are the most sought after? Which companies seem willing to “burn money” to attract talent? Which areas of the country have the most jobs available right now? Which job categories are seeing the highest growth in recruitment demand? Come Lunch-n-Learn with AmCham to hear the Regional Director of Navigos Search discuss about current labor market trends in Vietnam.


8:30 am Registration & Refreshments
9:00 am Welcome Remarks
9:05 am Presentations and Q&A
10:30 am Event ends


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phuong-maiNguyen Phuong Mai, South Regional Director of Navigos Search

Ms Mai Nguyen is Regional Director of Navigos Search, the leading executive search and HR advisory service provider in Vietnam, responsible for the firm’s overall operation and service delivery to clients in Southern region of Vietnam.

Prior to joining Navigos, she was HR Director cum. Managing Director for eSilicon Vietnam JSC, responsible for post-M&A transformation of a local semiconductor company. Her previous experience had been built from her background of over 20 years in HR, sales and marketing in big MNCs, including Metro Cash & Carry, UK-based professional body ACCA, and Deloitte.

Mai graduated from University of Hochiminh City, and later obtained the Executive MBA Degree from University of Hawai’i (USA).

Most recent stories about Mai can be found at:

Saigon Business, November 27, 2014

and on Harper’s Bazaar, January 14, 2016:

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