Offshore recruitment and employment

Cambodia to curb recruitment fees in bid to protect migrants from slavery abroad

Cambodia is planning to cap hefty recruitment fees imposed by labour brokers on people seeking jobs abroad in a bid to curb illegal migration and protect workers from modern-day slavery. ...

Channel News Asia

SK ups migrant worker quotas

Since 2007, the Human Resources Unit of the South Korean Ministry of Employment and Labour has conducted “EPS-TOPIK” tests 16 times in collaboration with the Manpower Training and Overseas Sending Board (MTOSB), a government-to-government system designed specifically to regulate the sending of Cambodian workers to ...

Long Kimmarita

UN unemployment project expanded

The Ministry of Labour and United Nations yesterday pledged to continue working on a project that is aiding young women and men in their search for decent and productive employment opportunities. ...

Sen David

Malaysian side lagging on MoU

A memorandum of understanding meant to beef up protections for Cambodian maids in Malaysia is still on hold after Malaysia’s human resources minister said he was not aware of the agreement, according to Malaysian media. ...

Yon Sineat and Daphne Chen

Cambodia, Japan sign deal for trainees

Minister of Labour Ith Samheng yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding with his Japanese counterparts to make it easier for Cambodian trainees to find work in Japan. ...

Sen David

2011 ban on maids working in Malaysia lifted months ago

The government lifted a 2011 ban on sending Cambodian maids to Malaysia in January, according to a directive Prime Minister Hun Sen signed late last year, contradicting months of government denials. ...

Zsombor Peter and Phan Soumy

Labor Ministry lauds success

The Labor Ministry found jobs for more than 210,000 people last year, 55 percent of which were for women and 40 percent were overseas. According to a Labor Ministry report on its annual congress obtained by Khmer Times yesterday, the ministry provided occupation services and found ...

Mom Kunthear

PM warns workers over protests

Prime Minister Hun Sen warned potential protesters during a speech in front of hundreds of garment workers yesterday, telling the crowd that while it was his duty to make sure investors came and stayed in the country, they had to stop protesting to keep the ...

Mom Kunthear

Cambodia to resume sending maids to Malaysia

Malaysia and Cambodia have agreed to resume supplying Cambodian maids to the country, four years after the Phnom Penh banned the practice following reports of exploitation and torture at the hands of Malaysian employers. ...

The Malaysian Insider News Staff

Months before Cambodian maids return to Malaysia, says report

It will be some months before Cambodian maids resume travel to Malaysia despite a newly signed agreement between the two countries lifting the ban on domestic workers sent from Cambodia to its ASEAN neighbour, The Cambodia Daily reported. ...

The Malaysian Insider News Staff

Govt signs MoU on workers’ rights with Cambodia

The Govern­ment has signed another Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the recruitment and employment of domestic workers and foreign labour, this time with Cambodia.Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri Richard Riot signed the papers with his counterpart from Cam­bodia, Ith Samheng, yesterday. ...

The Star Online News Staff

Recruiter’s assets seized by police

Police have seized property from a rented house in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district belonging to a recruitment firm that allegedly cheated money from some 100 Cambodians hoping to find work in Thailand. ...

Sen David

Microcredit, a ‘double-edged sword’ strategy for migration

In Cambodia, as credit becomes increasingly available, more people are taking loans from microfinance institutions to help with migration.As of June 2015, microfinance institutions lent more than $2 billion, compared to $1.6 billion dollars in 2014, according to the Cambodia Microfinance Association. ...

Ten Soksreinith

Workers say ASEAN integration won’t bring them home

When Asean more closely integrates economically later this year, more goods and services will flow freely between member states.But that will likely mean a greater outflow of Cambodian workers abroad, and not the reverse, workers say. That includes travel to countries outside Asean, like South ...

Sok Khemara

Labour shortages in S’Ville

Aiming to one day become a major manufacturing base in Cambodia, Sihanoukville faces an uphill battle in attracting workers, provincial officials said yesterday.Yow Khemara, director of the Department of Labour and Vocational Training at Preah Sihanouk province, said Sihanoukville currently lacks about 4,000 workers in ...

Hang Sokunthea

VN fishermen arrested in Koh Kong, deported

In their continuing effort to stop illegal fishing in Cambodian waters, the Kingdom’s Immigration Police impounded 11 Vietnamese fishing boats last week caught in Cambodian territorial waters off Koh Kong province and ordered their 39 crew members deported. ...

Khmer Times team

More Vietnamese rounded up for deportation

Cambodia’s campaign against illegal Vietnamese workers continues with 26 Vietnamese arrested in two days of raids on furniture factories in central and southern Phnom Penh. ...

Ros Chanveasna

Rescue at sea ends hours-long ordeal

After enduring hours lost in turbulent waters, seven men were rescued yesterday after being flung from their fishing boat as it overturned in an early morning storm off Sihanoukville, officials said. ...

Mom Kunthear

Vietnamese swept up for deportation

Nearly 100 Vietnamese laborers were detained for deportation Tuesday after they were found to be working in the country illegally during a sweep of construction sites on Phnom Penh’s Koh Pich island as part of the Interior Ministry’s seemingly arbitrary enforcement of the immigration law. ...

Mech Dara and Matt Blomberg

Recruitment companies for migrant labor poorly regulated, lawmaker says

Cambodian laborers continue to be deceived by dishonest recruitment companies, which are poorly regulated, a lawmaker says. Mu Sochua, a National Assembly legislator for the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party, told “Hello VOA” such companies should bear responsibility for their workers, not only in Cambodia but ...

Men Kimseng

Homecoming: Thai prisons release 55 loggers

Thai prisons released 55 Cambodian illegal loggers over the weekend, after the group had spent about two years in prison for their offences. ...

Taing Vida

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