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- Published: 05 November 2013
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There's no doubt that outsourcing is here to stay. Companies large and small are sending out their non-essential tasks so they can focus on their core business. With the explosive advent of the Internet - and lately the mobile web - the world is becoming smaller by the minute. Geography is less and less of an issue, and the global worker is emerging as a force to be reckoned with.
Two main destinations for the outsourcing needs of the world have emerged in the last decade: Eastern Europe and South-East Asia. Both have their strengths and weaknesses, and knowing which one to choose could save you a lot of headache along the way. In South-East Asia, Vietnam continues to be a top choice because of the relatively low labor and other costs and because of highly attractive government incentives and an improving legal and business environment.
1.Outsource to Vietnam for Low labor costs
Obviously one of the main resources to outsource work is to save money, so naturally you will be interested in the price quoted by the offshore provider. Vietnam’s low-cost, diligent, educated and large labor force has been a major factor in its rapid rise as a destination of choice for foreign manufacturing firms. Vietnam’s wages are believed to be among the lowest in the world.
*One U.S. dollar equals approximately 21,105 Vietnamese Dong (VND)
For comparison, Shenzhen has China’s highest monthly minimum wage level at RMB1,500 (US$245), while Delhi has India’s at INR8,112 (US$147) per month.
2.Outsource to Vietnam because of Good Education and Training
According to International Labor Organization (ILO), compared to many other developing countries, Vietnam has an outstanding literacy rate of 90.3% and its educational expenditure is an impressive 3.5% GDP. The government is continuing to invest in the basic education system along with targeted improvements to its professional training programs and higher institutions.
3.Outsource to Vietnam because of Government and Economy.
Arguably, the stability of a country’s government and its macroeconomics policies and conditions has the greatest impact on the foreign investment in the country.
The country is governed exclusively by the Communist Party of Vietnam whose major priority for the last nearly 40 years has been to increase economic development and transform a state-owned and directed economy to a market based economy.
The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Vietnam expanded 5.54 percent in the third quarter of 2013 over the same quarter of the previous year. GDP Annual Growth Rate in Vietnam is reported by the General Statistics Office of Vietnam. Vietnam GDP Annual Growth Rate averaged 6.55 Percent from 2000 until 2013, reaching an all-time high of 8.48 Percent in December of 2007 and a record low of 3.12 Percent in March of 2009