Companies plan to recruit workers, raise salaries despite recession

Despite the worsening global economic crisis, a growing number of companies in Vietnam are planning to recruit more workers in the near future.

A survey conducted in March by the recruitment and integrated human resources solutions provider Navigos Group indicates that 67 percent of the 91 polled companies, of which 58 percent are wholly foreign-invested enterprises, plan to hire more staff over the next six months.

The poll also found that 59 percent of the surveyed companies had increased salaries between the fourth quarter of 2008 and the first quarter of 2009.

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