Vietnam, Young Enthusiastic Workforce Vietnam has an educated and enthusiastic workforce, its economic growth created by its governments market-oriented reforms have produced the roadmap for long-term development. It is undergoing a consumer boom and technology revolution. Vietnam looks to be the next great success story in Asia. And is one of the most attractive destinations […]

Vietnam, Young Enthusiastic Workforce

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Vietnam has an educated and enthusiastic workforce, its economic growth created by its governments market-oriented reforms have produced the roadmap for long-term development. It is undergoing a consumer boom and technology revolution. Vietnam looks to be the next great success story in Asia. And is one of the most attractive destinations in the world for offshoring and outsourcing.

Vietnam, with a population of over 90 million and 64% of that number are between 18 and 32 years old. This makes for a very young workforce and this provides the country with tremendous impetus going forward. No wonder Vietnam is experiencing record growth. Having a fit and healthy population seems to make all the difference.

Many Vietnamese students choose Information Technology as their major, when at university, as they can see the earning potential available from this ever-evolving industry. This combined with the Vietnamese natural affinity for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, means that there is a tremendous pool of talent available to any potential offshoring/ outsourcing start-ups. These highly talented individuals are very enthusiastic and eager to learn new disciplines and skills as part of their career and also devote a lot of personal time to personal improvement.

The Vietnamese generally take education very seriously and spend more time achieving their career goals than leisurely pursuits than students in other developing countries and their western counterparts. Absenteeism is very low in most schools and parental support and encouragement is very high. Many parents take on extra work to see their sons and daughters excel at college and university. It is also quite common for older siblings to support their younger brothers and sisters once they graduate from university and join the workforce.
In Vietnam universities are well positioned to provide professional academic staff and technicians from at home and abroad, there are even a number of western universities with campuses in Vietnam. Thousands of students are trained the latest Information Technology, graduate, and go on to join and become integral staff of many domestic and international IT companies in Vietnam every year.

Young IT professionals tend to gravitate towards Ho Chi Minh City for the best opportunities. Many pursue their career through working for offshore centres. Working for foreign companies while living at home in Vietnam. The strong ties with family and friends are maintained and with a salary that by Vietnamese standards is good and they can enjoy a good standard of living.

Many will be involved in Web development or design or be working in the same field in either graphic design or software development. Digital marketing is also a major growth area many helping with search engine optimisation or social media. There are a number of teams working in game development and mobile app design and development also, the list is endless. The Vietnamese are very adept at solving problems and there are many employed in technical support and help desk outsourcing centres.

Vietnam has as many as 1000 IT companies which currently employ over 80,000 workers, adding close to 40,000 new IT graduates to the job market each year, providing a steady supply of fresh talent.

Vietnam has an educated and enthusiastic workforce, its economic growth created by its governments market-oriented reforms have produced the roadmap for long-term development. It is undergoing a consumer boom and technology revolution. Vietnam looks to be the next great success story in Asia. And is one of the most attractive destinations in the world for offshoring and outsourcing.

Vietnamese natural affinity for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, means that there is a tremendous pool of talent available to any potential offshoring/ outsourcing start-ups. These highly talented individuals are very enthusiastic and eager to learn new disciplines and skills.