Japanese Companies Host Employment Fair in Phnom Penh

Cambodian students, graduates and jobseekers filled the main hall of the Cambodia-Japan Cooperation Center on Tuesday looking for employment opportunities with some of Japan’s largest corporations. Organizers said the event aimed to bridge the gap between skilled Cambodian job seekers and companies from the world’s third largest economy, which in recent years has shown newfound interest in the Cambodian market. … Japanese companies “are more likely not just to take cheap labor, but to train them and learn together. It is that kind of concept that they have,” [Toshio Ban, chief adviser at the Cambodia-Japan Cooperation Center] said. Japanese investment in Cambodia last year amounted to $75 million and is expected to reach $300 million this year thanks to the $205 million Aeon Mall development in Phnom Penh.