Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Dearth in workforce impacts exports of apparels
Dearth in workforce impacts exports of apparels
Jun '10
Although, apparel firms in HCM City are witnessing an increase in orders pouring from US and Japan, they fear to accept the same owing to dearth of labourers.

A visit at one of the firms shop floors indicate, via layer of dust found on the machines, that the manufacturing lines have not been functional for a very long time. Thereby, indicating shortage of labourers.

This company has also placed a notice board at its entrance about its requirement for 300 workforces who can operate industrial machines, 100 apprentices and 100 supporting labourers. Depending then on their skills, salaries will commence from 2 – 3.5 million dong per month. Till now this firm has received only a few applications for jobs.

Due to such fewer job applicants, firms are forced to refuse orders. During the previous years, incase a firm was short of workers to meet its orders, it could ask for assistance from other apparel firms. The situation now is completely different, as majority of the firms are facing shortages in workforce.

Buyers from Japan and US have been continuously placing orders with apparel firms in Vietnam. But yet the export volume has risen by only 15-20 percent as compared to last year. More over, firms have now become selective while booking orders, as they cannot take all of them, as their labourers are almost 1000 less than its pre-crisis peak.

During the last decade, Vietnam's apparel exports to the US have surged by 100 times, exports to EU has become three times and exports to Japan have doubled.

Vietnam has a lot of potential to grow, only if the labour productivity rise by 30 percent, domestic content surges by 20 percent and Vietnam begins to sell goods designed by itself instead of simply outsourcing orders.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 21st Feb 2017

Net profit at Indorama Ventures zooms 145% in 2016

Net profit at Thailand headquartered and Aloke Lohia led Indorama...

Information Technology | On 21st Feb 2017

ThreadSol launches IntelloBuy & IntelloCut in Vietnam

ThreadSol, the pioneer of enterprise material management for sewn...

Textiles | On 21st Feb 2017

GST to reduce documentation for logistics firms: CBRE

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) is likely to result in a reduction...

Interviews View All

Vasanth Kumar
Max Fashion India

‘Traditional high-street retailers are now willing to offer franchisees to ...

Viral Desai
Zenitex Mill Pvt Ltd

Full of green energy

Mandeep Nagi
Shades of India

Women value something that is unique and has a flavour of India

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Iago Castro Asensio
RCfil Distribuciones S.L.

Iago Castro Asensio, International Business Manager of RCfil...

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

Larry L Kinn, Senior Vice President - Operations Americas of Suominen...

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

"We should not compare India and the West. There are things we do that...

Karan Arora
Karan Arora

Bridal couture created with rich Indian heritage, exquisite craftsmanship...

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao

Nayaab, an exhibition meant to celebrate Indian weaves, is in its second...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies

February 2017

February 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Browse Our Archives


Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search