HCMC – More than 22,000 workers in export processing zones and industrial parks in HCMC lost their jobs in 2023, according to the HCMC Export Processing and Industrial Zones Authority (HEPZA). The total number of workers employed in export processing zones and industrial parks at the end of 2023 stood at 252,057, down by nearly 22,200 workers in comparison to the previous year. However, for the first half of 2024, while some enterprises continue to cut jobs, many others still have hiring demands. It is estimated that over 10,500 workers will be recruited between January and June. Among the prospective recruits, nearly 1,000 hold a university degree or higher, while over 550 have vocational or college education.