12-Nov-2021 Intellasia |
Footwear maker PouYuen Vietnam, the largest employer in HCM City, faces a shortage of workers after 6 percent quit due to Covid-19 restrictions and resultant problems.
The Taiwanese company, a supplier to Adidas and Reebok, has sought the city’s support for finding new workers, according to the HCM City Media Centre.
Its plant, situated in Binh Tan District, was among many required to scale down production during the third quarter as the fourth wave of Covid hit HCM City.
When the city lifted restrictions on October 1, workers who had left for their hometowns returned to work, with more 47,000, or 87.4 percent of the number that left, back as of November 8, it said.
Around 77.4 percent of workers are fully vaccinated.
The American Apparel Footwear Association, which represents more than 1,000 brands, in July urged the US government to quickly provide vaccines to Vietnam to enable its apparel and footwear industries to resume production.
Vietnam is the second largest supplier of apparel, footwear and travel goods to the US, accounting for a fifth of all imports, it said.
Category: Business, Vietnam
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