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Working in Vietnam
Vietnam, officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, is located at the extreme east of the Indochinese peninsula in Southeast Asia. Hanoi in the north is the capital of the country, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) in the south is the largest city and economic capital. The official spoken and written language is Vietnamese. English is becoming popular as a second language. French is still used as a colonial legacy.

Vietnam is an emerging economy. The economy is largely based on the export of goods from agriculture, mining, industry and manufacturing. Vietnam's recent access to WTO has already provided an important boost to the economy and should help to ensure the continuation of trade expansion. The tourism sector also benefits to the economy, being in constant development over the last few years and becoming a major touristic destination along with Thailand and Malaysia. The unemployment rate is low (5.1%).

The culture of Vietnam is one of the oldest in Asia, with a great influence of the Chinese civilization. Vietnamese culture received significant influences from the European including the spread of Catholicism and the adoption of Latin alphabet reflected in Religion and Philosophy Cuisine, art and tradition.

Job Access for Expatriates

Rather difficult but not impossible.

Most job offers for expatriates in Vietnam are in growing sectors such as industry, manufacturing of goods, and construction of major projects to develop future country's infrastructure. The service sector is also booming, especially in tourism and banking.

Job offers for expatriates are increasing as when the country develops and opens to the West. Living in Vietnam is a memorable experience that many expatriates enjoy.


A fascinating culture
A challenge for an expatriate
Quality of life
Investment Opportunity
Relatively developed infrastructure
Economic dynamism
Economic openness of the country in recent years

Job access difficult for foreigner
English is not always spoken everywhere
Speaking Vietnamese is often required


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If you are looking for a job in Vietnam, we strongly recommend registering a Platinum Package with Asia Work.

The Platinum Package includes a wide range of services such as a personal assistance to really help job seekers in their research in Vietnam.

Working in Vietnam is certainly a very good choice; however finding a job will bring you also many challenges. We are here to help you, and you shall never give up! Only patience and determination will pay off!

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