June 17, 2024

Vietnamese Garment Export Orders Increase In Second Quarter

Since the beginning of this year and especially in the second quarter, Vietnamese garment exporters are being flooded with orders resulting in few companies recruiting new workers or working overtime.

Export orders at garment enterprises in Ho Chi Minh City increased sharply, with some enterprises increasing more than 20 percent over the same period last year.

In order to meet the volume of exports to markets in countries such as the US, Japan and the Middle East, some businesses are working overtime or recruiting more workers.

“While in the first few months, orders came steadily, In April and May, orders increased significantly especially from markets of Middle Eastern countries,” Pham Anh, Director of Dony Garment said.

“The company has just received a big order from a Middle East company for several thousand products, so our workers are busy producing day and night,” he added.

According to Anh, their production has seen a 50 percent increase in May 2024 when compared with the same month in the previous year.

Dony Garment has also recruited 20 percent more workers and workers at their factory are working overtime to complete export orders in time.

“For almost the past two months, I have worked overtime because orders have continuously arrived,” a worker at Dony Garment also said.

Similarly, orders also flooded for Song Ngoc Garment, especially in the last two months, with an average increase of 30 percent over the same period last year.

Currently, the company’s human resources department is recruiting nearly 100 workers to meet the plan to open another production line this June.

At the end of 2023, we had nearly 350 workers, but since beginning of 2024 the company has recruited more workers and now 470 workers are employed,” Tran Son, HR Head at Song Ngoc Garment too said.

“Currently we want to invest in another production line but cannot find workers. The reason is that workers moved to other jobs, due to shortage of orders in earlier years,” Son also added.

According to Pham Xuan Hong, Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City Textile, Embroidery and Knitting Association, since beginning of the year, export orders have increased.

“This is because of the economic recovery and consumer demand increasing from their export markets. Markets with abundant garment orders include US, Japan, Europe,” Hong stated.

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