Tackling the talent shortage in Manufacturing under IR 4.0

Major breakthroughs in emerging technologies such as Internet of Things, robotics, big data and artificial intelligence are powering a significant transformation in the manufacturing industry, as part of the Industrial Revolution 4.0. Under key forces impacting the future of work, skills are evolving and new roles are being created, presenting both challenges and opportunities to employers and workers/job seekers. Finding candidates with the right blend of technical and soft skills has long been a headache for manufactures, now is becoming more severe due to the pandemic. In the US alone, up to 2.1 million jobs in manufacturing need to be filled by 2030, according to the Future Factory research by ManpowerGroup in 2020. Join AmCham and ManpowerGroup for a virtual panel discussion on February 23 to learn the full vision of the future of work in manufacturing and sustainable solutions for employers to overcome the challenges in talent recruitment and retention.

This virtual meeting will highlight key forces impacting the future of manufacturing, holistic strategies to solve the talent shortage, and will share exemplary human resources practices from one of Fortune’s 100 fastest-growing companies in Vietnam.


Ms. Nguyen Thu Trang, Country Head of Permanent Recruitment and Executive Search Services, ManpowerGroup Vietnam

​​Trang has 12 years of experience in HR consulting including recruitment and assessment, career management, and workforce consulting. Trang is the Country Head of Permanent Recruitment and Consulting Services at ManpowerGroup Vietnam where she has been working since 2008. Her hands-on experience focuses on but is not limited to the Banking and Finance, Engineering, ICT and FMCG sectors. Trang earned a BA Degree major in Economics and MBA Degree from La Trobe University.

Ms. Huong Tran, Human Resources Director, Gentherm Vietnam

A longtime AmCham member and listed on Fortune’s 100 Fastest-Growing Companies, Gentherm has more than 8,000 employees around the world including a manufacturing facility in Ha Nam Province near Hanoi. Gentherm specializes in thermal management technologies, meaning climate-controlled seats, heated and cooled cup holders, heated steering wheels and more, for your thermal comfort. It also produces the cables that connect these components to sources of power.

Mr. Nguyen Xuan Son, Operations Manager for Staffing and Outsourcing Services, ManpowerGroup Vietnam

Son has eight years of experience in HR consulting service and two years as internal HR, focusing on Talent Management and Learning and Organization Development in a multinational Insurance company. He has strong customer service knowledge and a customer focused mindset. Son worked with ManpowerGroup Vietnam for five years as external HR Consultant before taking the lead of Enterprise Account as Operations Manager, Outsourcing and Staffing Service. Previously, Son worked for a number of international hotels and resorts in Vietnam, Asia and Europe.

AmCham Virtual Meetings provide unprecedented access to the political, policy, corporate, and institutional leaders whose expertise, insights, and experience shape the global business climate. There is no cost to participate. This virtual meeting is English-language and will use the Microsoft Teams platform. You may join the conversation from either your desktop or smartphone. Please register your participation by clicking on the button below or by calling the AmCham office. Registered participants will receive an email the day before the meeting with the URL link and instructions.