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Workers face paradox of hire & fire in garment units
Mar '09
On one hand, garment companies are retrenching workers, since orders are not coming in due to the meltdown, while there are few companies in export processing zones who are struggling to find skilled workers to man their idle machines.

This contradiction has come about in the HCM city 'Export Processing and Industrial Zone”, where garment units are constantly on the lookout for skilled workers, but are met with dejection as there are few applicants for the large number of vacancies.

According to the Department of Labour, this paradox has come about in spite of 19,000 workers laid off in the last few months. The main reason they say is workers have shifted to their home towns after loosing their jobs.

The second reason put forward by the department is that since the workers left for their home towns for the Tet festival, most of them have not returned back to work, due to the reducing opportunities and high cost of living in the cities.

Thanh Cong Co has installed ten new production lines after the holidays of Tet, but has still not been able to start them since, from the already existing workforce, nearly 150 did not report back to work after the completion of the holidays.

These companies out of desperation are now even offering higher salaries to lure the workers from other units, but it has not helped, since workers do not want to shift from their existing units for fear of losing their jobs in the new unit in the future.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

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