HCMC. Jul 28,2011. Nguyen Thi Dan, head of the Labor Management and Wage Division under the HCM City Department of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs, told the Saigon Times Weekly about some notable points of the new decree on foreign labor employment
Q: Decree 46 will take effect from August 1 this year. In your opinion, how will changes in the decree affect foreign employees in HCM City in particular?
A: Like the previous decree on foreign labor (Decree 34), the new decree still focuses on skilled foreign employees, especially managers, managing directors and experts. Following this new decree, HCM City supports and encourages more enterprises to recruit foreign employees. They must be skilled and experienced workers who can use hi-tech products to help improve the capacity of domestic enterprises. However, the recruitment of foreign employees must be balanced with the employment of local workers.
Could you explain the word “balanced” you have just mentioned?
Both Decree 34 and Decree 46 emphasize the recruitment and management of skilled and experienced foreign employees. This is aimed at helping local enterprises improve their competitiveness. Moreover, the skilled and experienced foreign employees can give training to local workers so that the latter can stand on their own feet in the future.