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Cambodia needs 70% digital technology professionals annually

Digital technology professionals are in huge demand to meet the current and future job needs, as well as to contribute to economic growth and support the digital transformation process. ...

Hang Punreay
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501469157/cambodia-needs-70-digital-technology-professionals-annually/

Minister highlights TVET as path to higher education

Minister of Labour and Vocational Training Heng Sour stated that technical and vocational education training (TVET) serves as a bridge for young people to develop simple skills which can be combined and form a foundation for further studies in college. ...

Van Socheata
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/minister-highlights-tvet-as-path-to-higher-education

SMEs registration inches up to 443,628 last year

The Ministry of Industry, Science, Technology, and Innovation (MISTI) registered a new growth of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) by 1.43 percent to 44,628 last year, an official report showed. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501444697/smes-registration-inches-up-to-443628-last-year/

Ministry of Labour and PSE agree to promote vocational training for young people

Heng Sour, Minister of Labour and Vocational Training, and Ms. Leakhena des Pallières, Managing Director of the PSE-Pour un Sourire d’Enfant, agreed to promote vocational technical training to Cambodian youth to acquire specific skills for the job market. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501445525/ministry-of-labour-and-pse-agree-to-promote-vocational-training-for-young-people/

Cambodia to generate 10.2 million jobs by 2026

With the employment rate growing on an average of 2.5 percent annually, the nation will create additional jobs for about 235,000 people per year, increasing the opportunities to approximately 10.2 million in the next three years. ...

N​h​e​an​ C​ham​ron​g​
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501438762/cambodia-to-generate-10-2-million-jobs-by-2026/

$5.18B disbursed as wages by registered firms in 2023

Businesses and factories registered with the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training (MLVT) paid $5.18 billion as wages last year, according to Prime Minister Hun Manet, yesterday. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501437084/5-18b-disbursed-as-wages-by-registered-firms-in-2023/

Minister of Environment supports investors who wish to increase employment for local communities

Dr. Eang Sophalleth, Minister of the Environment, fully welcomed and supported investors who wish to increase employment for local communities and help keep Cambodia’s environment clean by investing in renewable energy. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501429737/minister-of-environment-supports-investors-who-wish-to-increase-employment-for-local-communities/

Over 20,000 youths signed up for “TVET 1.5M”

As of Jan. 4, at least 20,393 young people, 7,007 of them women, from poor and vulnerable families have registered for the Technical and Vocational Education and Training “TVET 1.5M.” ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501420759/over-20000-youths-signed-up-for-tvet-1-5m/

Domestic and Chinese investors lead $619 million investment boom in Cambodia

The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) has given the green light to 21 new investment projects in November 2023. With a total investment capital of nearly $619 million, these projects can potentially create approximately 22,000 jobs. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501404257/domestic-and-chinese-investors-lead-619-million-investment-boom-in-cambodia/

Thailand lowers fees for Cambodian migrant workers

The Thai Ministry of Labour has issued a ministerial order setting new fees for inspections and work permits for foreign workers from Cambodia. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501384327/thailand-lowers-fees-for-cambodian-migrant-workers/

Employers praise minimum wage negotiations, unions raise concerns

Following the labour ministry’s announcement of a 2024 minimum wage set at $204 per month, the employers’ association has voiced their support, while trade union representatives and civil society organisations (CSOs) expressed their disappointment. ...

Van Socheata
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/employers-praise-minimum-wage-negotiations-unions-raise-concerns

Garment workers' monthly wage to increase by $4 in 2024

The minimum wage for garment workers has been raised by $4 a month to $204 in 2024, according to the Prime Minister. ...

Mao Sreypich
https://kiripost.com/stories/garment-workers-monthly-wage-to-increase-by-4-in-2024

SDF implements 100 projects, trains 11,309

The Skills Development Fund (SDF), under Cambodia’s Ministry of Economy and Finance, has implemented 100 training projects in the last five years since its inception in March 2018, benefitting 11,309 workers. ...

Manoj Mathew
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501338655/sdf-implements-100-projects-trains-11309/

175 tenants employ ‘30,000’ at S’ville SEZ

The Sihanoukville Special Economic Zone (SSEZ), the Kingdom’s largest industrial park in terms of size and occupancy, now houses 175 tenants, which employ about 30,000 people, according to local reports. Notable nationalities of enterprise owners include China and the US, as well as those from ...

ហ៊ិន ពិសី
https://www.postkhmer.com/business/2023-05-15-0647-250046.html

Cambodia has 1.3 million migrant workers abroad, while domestic employment rate is over 99 percent

Prime Minister Hun Sen confirmed in a message on the occasion of the 137th anniversary of International Labor Day on May 1, that currently there are about 1.3 million Cambodian workers abroad, while the employment rate in the country remained at 99.3 percent. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501282502/cambodia-has-1-3-million-migrant-workers-abroad-while-domestic-employment-rate-is-over-99-percent/

Migrant workers boost national economy

While improving their livelihood, Cambodian migrant workers, including those in the Republic of Korea (RoK), have significantly contributed to boosting the national economy. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501274997/migrant-workers-boost-national-economy/

SMEs to generate at least 1 million more jobs

Prime Minister Hun Sen expressed his hope that SMEs will further absorb at least 1 million workforces as the Royal Government is preparing to provide scholarships to 1.5 million students for vocational training. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501271521/smes-to-generate-at-least-1-million-more-jobs/

Job loss fears as GFT exports decline by 25 percent in February

Cambodia’s exports of garments, footwear and travel (GFT) goods declined by nearly 25 percent in February 2023, compared to the same period in 2022, continuing a trend that started nearly six months ago raising fears of factory closures and job losses. ...

Manoj Mathew
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501253565/job-loss-fears-as-gft-exports-decline-by-25-percent-in-february/

6k factories in Phnom Penh employ 510,000 workers

Phnom Penh has a total of more than 6,000 factories and small and medium enterprises that directly employ more than 510,000 workers, a Phnom Penh Capital Hall’s report showed yesterday. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501252518/6k-factories-in-phnom-penh-employ-510000-workers/

Employment rate over 99%: Labour minister

Minister of Labour and Vocational Training Ith Samheng said that ensuring the development of a resilient and well-paid labour market with better working conditions has contributed to the implementation of the strategic plan for the development of the employment sector. ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/employment-rate-over-99-labour-minister

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