VinFast to hire 8,000 more employees to boost production

Vietnam’s electric vehicle maker VinFast is looking to hire 8,000 more employees for its electric-vehicle plant in Vietnam.

Vinfast is looking to ramp up production to deliver its first battery-powered SUVs to the United States by the end of this year.

VinFast is a unit of Vietnam’s biggest conglomerate Vingroup. VinFast currently employs 6,000 people in total.

VinFast expects to sell 750,000 EVs per year by 2026.

The company said it had almost 8,000 reservations in the United States and expects to export and deliver VF8 models from the plant in Haiphong to U.S. customers before the end of the year.