Thanks to the explosion of technology and online shopping trends, the freight industry is growing.
According to a new report published by the Institute of Labor and Social Sciences, the percentage of highly qualified shippers in Vietnam currently stands at 36.6%. With a high income, more and more people, even though they are trained from different professions, are choosing this as their main and long-term job.
Wanting to have money to continue his studies and pay for an expensive life in the capital, Khoa chose to become a technology transporter. As an engineering student, it is very difficult to find a part-time job in the right industry before graduating from the faculty. No driver’s license needed, just a driver’s license, this job has brought him many things.
“My faculty hardly does any outside work anymore. This is more comfortable, you can rest whenever you want. But during the week the weather is good, but the sun and rain destroy your strength. If I had a good job, I wouldn’t choose this job as a shipper,” said Le Van Khoa.
Khoa is willing to change jobs if given the chance, because according to this man, shipper is not a long-term job. However, with a high income, many people are still willing to engage in trade even after graduating from universities and colleges. Because thanks to the average amount of 300,000 – 400,000 VND/day, they can cover the necessary living costs instead of a permanent job with a low salary.
Some people think that the office salary is definitely lower because if the starting salary is 6-7 million VND, the shipper’s salary can reach 10-12 million VND. Meanwhile, registering as a shipper is easy, with no qualifications or relationships required.
According to experts, choosing a well-paid career is a legitimate right of employees. However, at present, most shippers do not participate in social insurance, they face many risks and disadvantages in terms of benefits that workers need.
Mr. Le Dinh Quang – deputy head of the Policy and Legal Affairs Department of the Vietnam General Confederation of Labor – said: “Highly qualified workers are doing this job, which means they are not using their trained expertise. In Vietnam, there are many gaps, as far as we can understand, almost all technology drivers are not fully exercised and are not considered contract workers, so they have no guarantee of social insurance, health insurance, unemployment … “.
associate. prof. Dr. Tran Thanh Nam from the University of Education, Vietnam National University, Hanoi, said: “Many high-quality knowledge workers are now no longer immersed in the areas of fundamental science in which they were trained. How can it be developed if we live in a knowledge-based economy where everyone works as a service?”
With regard to the situation where many highly skilled workers are going to work as shippers, a remarkable detail in the survey results is that up to 82.2% of workers consider this their main job, 94.1% do not or do not intend to work in the to change jobs next period. 2-5 years.