Vietnam's shoe exports rose by 23.1 percent to $10.34 billion in 2014, and the country's General Statistics Office has forecast a 23.2 percent increase for January 2015. The expansion of the footwear, apparel and wood manufacturing sectors led the Bing Dong province in southern Vietnam to stage a job fair on Jan. 11. It said that it would need 45,000 more unskilled workers in these sectors this year, but only a little more than 21,000 attended the fair. Many were offered a salary of more than $200, according to the Vietnamese government.