According to the leader of the Management Board of Da Nang Hi-Tech Parks and Industrial Parks, after the Lunar New Year, many businesses had to look for workers with red eyes, now the number of workers infected with COVID-19 has increased like a “smashing punch.” “cause companies to struggle.
A representative of the City Company (Hoa Khanh Industrial Park) admitted that recruiting new workers so that the lines would not be interrupted is the best option, but the reality is not that simple. Before the epidemic, recruiting more seasonal workers was not too difficult because the labor force from provinces and cities to Da Nang was quite large. However, at present, it is quite difficult to find replacement workers.
“The epidemic makes workers afraid to go to the city to find work, so hiring workers now is like a pile of money to find a buffalo. That is, enterprises must actively look for workers, not workers as before“, this representative raised the difficulty.
A representative of Sinaran Co., Ltd. said that to stabilize production, the best option is to recruit more workers. However, recruiting personnel is also not a simple matter in today’s actual conditions.
Therefore, instead of recruiting workers by week, month, or quarter as before, the company now recruits by day in order to have enough (seasonal) human resources to keep up with orders.
These days, Whitex Vietnam Garment Co., Ltd (expanded Hoa Khanh Industrial Park) is also recruiting a series of workers to secure the production lines. In order to recruit employees, the company offers attractive salaries and other benefits. Specifically, the salary is about 7.5 million VND with statutory insurance. Unskilled workers will be trained for free.
Similarly, PI Vina Danang Co., Ltd (Hoa Khanh Industrial Park) also posted to recruit 200 garment workers, salary from 7.5 to 9 million dong and unskilled workers will be trained to sign contracts.
The company also organizes a program that when employees come to apply for a job, they will be drawn to win prizes with many attractive gifts. Even, each skilled worker immediately received 2.5 million dong for the initial application fee and travel fee.
Not only offering salaries and attractive regimes to recruit new workers, companies and enterprises also proactively have good solutions to motivate and retain working workers.
As Da Nang Rubber Joint Stock Company continuously maintains a quick COVID-19 test for all employees as F1 at the beginning of each shift. The company’s union encourages workers’ morale through activities such as donating masks, vitamin C, necessities, and money support for workers.
Young people do not want to be workers
Faced with this labor shortage situation, right after Tet, more than 80 companies and enterprises in Da Nang had to register to participate in a job introduction session organized by the Danang Employment Service Center. Despite the great recruitment demand, at the end of the session, businesses only recruited more than 100 positions.
According to Mr. Nguyen Thanh Diep, Deputy Director of Da Nang Employment Service Center, the labor force is still very large, but many people, especially young people, are not interested in working in industrial parks, so the sessions ” “thirst” for job-matching people, businesses have difficulty finding young workers.
It is not only difficult because of the lack of labor because many workers do not return to the factory after Tet, but now companies and businesses in Da Nang industrial zones are even more difficult because the number of workers infected with COVID-19 is increasing every day. .
Mr. Tran Van Linh, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Thuan Phuoc Seafood Trading Joint Stock Company (Thuan Phuoc Company), Son Tra District, Da Nang said that almost every department at the company (from management, office to the factories) all recorded positive cases for SARS-CoV-2. This number accounts for about 15-20% of the workforce having to leave work, making it difficult for the company to ensure the production schedule.
Mr. Tran Xuan Hoa, Deputy General Director of Thuan Phuoc Company added that workers infected with COVID-19 had to take 5-7 days off work, which had a significant impact on the production line and progress.
Similarly, according to the leader of Da Nang Rubber Joint Stock Company (Lien Chieu district), the number of workers is F0 increased sharply, causing the company to have a shortage of 30% of the workforce at one point. “The company has 2,000 employees, but there are times when there are hundreds of F0 shifts, so it greatly affects production activities. That situation forced the company to arrange personnel to take turns working, overtime to ensure production activities“, said the company representative.
Accompanying and supporting businesses, the Management Board of Da Nang Hi-Tech Park and Industrial Parks also coordinated with functional sectors to set up mobile medical stations for testing and medical care for workers according to the regulations. business needs.
“Currently, the Management Board is most concerned with post-COVID-19 treatment for workers. After contracting COVID-19, the majority of workers have deteriorated in health, have psychological diseases, stress, insomnia… We are coordinating with 199 Hospital to organize counseling sessions for workers. used to be F0 to teach them how to handle and recover from COVID-19“, a representative of the Management Board of Da Nang Hi-tech Parks and Industrial Parks said.
According to incomplete statistics, businesses in the Hi-Tech Park and Industrial Parks in Da Nang recorded more than 3,000 workers infected with COVID-19. Particularly in Hoa Khanh Industrial Park, the number of new COVID-19 cases increased by 400-500 cases per day.
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