Hanoi families faces shortage of home helpers after Tet
  • | | February 18, 2021 08:40 AM
Many families in Hanoi are facing difficulties finding home helpers after Tet Holiday due to Covid-19 pandemic.


Hanoi faces shortage of home helpers after Tet

Duong Thu Huong from Thanh Xuan District said she has a two-year-old child and is in need of a home help before she returns to work. She already placed advertisements online but has not been able to find anyone suitable yet.

"I can't contact our previous home helper after Tet. As schools are still closed for Covid-19 prevention, I need someone to take care of my child from 7 am to 7 pm nearly all week, except Sunday," she said. "People I have interviewed either can’t work right away or only want to only work in the afternoon. I want to find someone healthy and who can work for us for a long time. The starting wage is VND5m (USD216) a month and will increase."

Trinh Thi Linh from Nam Tu Liem District had a good relationship with a home help for two years. But after the Tet Holiday, their home help said she wanted to take leave for several months and has stayed in her hometown as Hanoi is still discovering new cases.

"We’re really busy, so we need someone to take care of our two children. We’ll pay VND7m (USD302) a month and a Tet bonus," she said.

Nguyen Van Thuong from Cau Giay District also said he wanted to find a home help who could stay at their house and work for a long time. Thuong said he was willing to pay VND10m (USD432) a month if the house helper can take care of all housework.

"There are many three-generation families that have both old people and young children like us," he said. "I want to find someone in their forties and fifties. I had the same difficulties last year too and I had to let my old parents look after the children at home."

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