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Social commerce revolution demands digital marketing skills

Digital marketing skills for women can help bridge Cambodia’s digital gender divide and strengthen the Kingdom’s e-commerce sector, according to experts. ...

Husain Haider
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50823406/social-commerce-revolution-demands-digital-marketing-skills/

Youth job programme has nearly 400 openings

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training has announced cooperation with three companies to provide nearly 400 job opportunities for the country’s youth, organised into a monthly job interview programme set to begin on February 17. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/youth-job-programme-has-nearly-400-openings

Developing recruitment processes key amid digital adoption: Experts

Recruitment has come a long way since its humble beginnings as printed box adverts in the local newspaper. According to global niche technology staffing company Next Venture, technology has and will continue to have the biggest impact on recruitment. ...

Tom Starkey
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50809632/developing-recruitment-processes-key-amid-digital-adoption-experts/

Workshop addresses accidents involving commuting workers

A road safety training workshop being held from January 25-28 in Phnom Penh is seeking to raise awareness of the toll taken by traffic accidents every year and implement steps for their prevention. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/workshop-addresses-accidents-involving-commuting-workers

Students to learn info on human trafficking

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport and the secretariat of the National Committee for Counter Trafficking (NCCT) have cooperated to incorporate human trafficking-related lessons into the primary school and high school level curriculum next year. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/students-learn-info-human-trafficking

Factory workers seek help as ministry says owner did not file notice

While hundreds of workers from the shuttered Violet Apparel factory submitted a petition to the European Union’s Delegation to Cambodia seeking help securing unpaid benefits, a ministry official has said that the factory’s owner has not filed the necessary paperwork exempting him from paying workers. ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://cambojanews.com/factory-workers-seek-help-as-ministry-says-owner-did-not-file-notice/

Cambodia risks being left behind while other Asean members announce reopening of economy

As the number of unemployed climb day by day and with limited employment opportunities, mounting debts and lack of economic opportunities, Cambodia risks being left behind by its bigger Asean partners. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50728252/cambodia-risks-being-left-behind-while-other-asean-members-announce-reopening-of-economy/

IDEA asks the government to help informal workers

Independent Democracy of Informal Economy Association (IDEA) has asked the government to help support street vendors and tuk-tuk drivers as they feel the pinch amid the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50723284/idea-asks-the-government-to-help-informal-workers/

Union appeals to casinos over suspended workers’ wages

The Collective Union of Movement of Workers is appealing to casino owners to disburse last month’s wages of suspended employees amid the temporary closure of gambling venues across the Kingdom over novel coronavirus fears. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50709040/union-appeals-to-casinos-over-suspended-workers-wages/

Cambodia and Laos renew border cooperation

Cambodia and Laos yesterday renewed their commitment to cooperate on border security issues, including drug trafficking. ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50698716/cambodia-and-laos-renew-border-cooperation

$2 million grant to aid Kingdom’s labour relations and dispute resolution

The USAID and the Swedish Embassy today donated more than $2 million to the Arbitration Council Foundation to further enhance the Kingdom’s labour relations and dispute resolution services. ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50696018/2-million-grant-to-aid-kingdoms-labour-relations-and-dispute-resolution

Arbitration Council receives funds from the US, Sweden

The Arbitration Council said on Thursday that it handled 2,882 cases from 2003 to 2019, which affected over 1.11 million workers in the industrial and service sectors across the country. Of these, it found solutions to 75 per cent of the cases, said Arbitration Council Foundation ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/arbitration-council-receives-funds-us-sweden

Follow labour law effectively, employers told

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training has issued letters to employers reminding them to implement the Kingdom’s labour laws more effectively, especially concerning the seniority payment formula. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/follow-labour-law-effectively-employers-told

Factories file for suspension, 3,000 workers to be affected

At least 10 factories have filed for temporary suspension as the supply of raw materials from China dries up, the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training said on Thursday. This could affect the livelihoods of as many as 3,000 workers. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/factories-file-suspension-3000-workers-be-affected

Garment factories cut overtime hours for workers

Garment factory workers are seeing their working hours cut amid China’s coronavirus scare and the EU’s announcement that it will partially withdraw Cambodia’s trade privileges. ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://cambojanews.com/garment-factories-cut-overtime-hours-for-workers/

Projects worth millions agreed

The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) yesterday approved six development projects worth in total $677 million. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50695073/projects-worth-millions-agreed

Unions appeal for review over Trade Union Law amendment

Twenty unionists gathered yesterday in front of the Ministry of Labour to request for a meeting with Minister Ith Samheng to discuss select articles of the Trade Union Law amended last month. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50693277/unions-appeal-for-review-over-trade-union-law-amendment

GMAC: Pulling rug from under workers’ feet not way to proceed

The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) has expressed disappointment at the European Commission’s (EC’s) recent decision to suspended one-fifth of the Everything But Arms (EBA) scheme awarded to Cambodia. ...

Niem Chheng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/gmac-pulling-rug-under-workers-feet-not-way-proceed

Ministry to promote workers’ rights amid partial EBA status suspension

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training yesterday vowed that it would continue to promote workers’ rights and fair working conditions for those in the garment sector amid the recommended partial withdrawal of the European Union’s Everything but arms (EBA) preferential trade scheme in Cambodia. ...

Sun Mesa
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50692033/ministry-to-promote-workers-rights-amid-partial-eba-status-suspension

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