A week after issuing the fourth draft of the Talent Attraction Policy for 2018-22, the department has removed the part about recruiting foreigners in the fifth. It had said the inclusion of foreign nationals in the search for people with "extensive experience, prestige and capacity in highly creative work or research activities" would help attract new talent to the city, especially foreign nationals of Vietnamese descent who wish to return and contribute to their homeland. But it has now restricted that search to Vietnamese nationals living in the country and abroad. It said the city is still in the early stages of using its administrative and financial autonomy for policymaking, and so does not have much experience, especially in developing schemes to attract talent. So there are bound to be obstacles in receiving and assessing foreigners’ applications, which would affect the entire recruiting process, it said. But later, when it becomes clear that government agencies need … [Read more...] about HCMC government agencies give up quest for foreign talent, for now
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In the fourth draft of Ho Chi Minh City’s Talent Attraction Policy for the period 2018-2022, the municipal Department of Home Affairs has proposed the inclusion of foreign nationals, persons with "extensive experience, prestige and capacity in highly creative work or research activities." The department argues that the inclusion of foreign nationals will help attract new talent to the city, especially foreign nationals of Vietnamese descent who wish to return and contribute to their homeland. The draft policy also expresses preference for those with already published research works, whose intellectual acumen is recognized by organizations at home and abroad, or with skill sets specifically needed for the city’s projects. The city will sign technology transfer contracts with these experts with value not exceeding VND100 billion ($4.26 million), the draft says. If this amount is exceeded, the Municipal People's Committee will refer the case to the Municipal People's Council … [Read more...] about HCMC seeks foreign talents to work in government agencies
HCM CITY — The culture, sports, and tourism sector is unable to find enough quality personnel, according to officials. Nguyen Thanh Rum, director of the HCM City Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism blamed it on a lack of incentives for specialists and talented people. A severe shortage of skilled specialists who can train the next generations is also to blame, he said. As a result, most fresh graduates fail to meet the job market's requirements, Ngo Quang Vinh, director of the Da Nang Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, said. "Schools fail to factor the needs of employers into their training programmes," he told a conference held in HCM City this week to gather suggestions for drafting regulations to develop the workforce in this decade. The poor teaching methods and low investment in infrastructure and equipment are also causes for the poor education quality, he said. Amending regulations and policies will be a major breakthrough in developing the workforce, he … [Read more...] about Culture, sport need specialists
Live music shows at theatres and stadiums held in HCM City in the run-up to the Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday are expected to feature thousands of screaming, happy fans. Pop star Dan Truong's live show, Cam On Doi, is expected to attract more than 12,000 fans, mostly students and workers, tonight in HCM City. — File Photo Dan Truong and My Tam, who are hugely popular, will perform at live shows tonight. "My show, Cam On Doi (Showing Gratitude), celebrates my 20 years of singing," said Truong in a recent interview with media. "My producer spent more than VND6 billion (US$260,000) on light and sound effects and other elements to perfect the show," he added. More than 12,000 fans, mostly students and labourers, have paid VND50,000 ($2) to 120,000 ($5) for tickets to see their idols on stage. Truong began his career by singing pop and dance, but has recently turned to folk. "I want to provide my fans something new. I also hope that singing folk will encourage … [Read more...] about Live gigs to attract thousands of fans
Government struggles to lure overseas Vietnamese talent back home; experts say it may take years After the Vietnam War ended in 1975, Jean Nguyen and her family moved to the US, where she then graduated at the top of her class at West Point, America's premier military academy, ten years later. US President Ronald Reagan called her an "American hero." Nguyen's story, and the story of US-Vietnam relations, came full circle that day. West Point was a driver of the killing of millions of Vietnamese and a million more Laotians and Cambodians during "The Vietnam War," which had caused Nguyen to leave. The country now finds itself lacking talented and trained workers, specialists and leaders. Historically, the cause has been war and colonialism and their lingering aftereffects. Currently, it might have to do more with bloated bureaucracies and business and management culture. Experts are mulling over what can be done in Vietnam to keep talent around, and draw in talent from … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s not got talent?