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Covid boom in staff seen at capital’s SEZ

Public-listed industrial-park operator Phnom Penh SEZ Plc (PPSP) revealed that employment among the 120 tenants of its Royal Group Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone (RGPPSEZ) southwest of the capital’s airport has increased by over 85 percent since 2019, despite the Covid-19 crisis and resulting job ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/covid-boom-staff-seen-capitals-sez

Impact of Covid-19 on Cambodia’s informal sector

A new book by the Asian Development Bank reveals one in five informal workers in Cambodia lost employment due to the pandemic, with women workers hit harder than men. ...

Bun Tharum
https://kiripost.com/stories/adb-impact-of-covid-19-on-cambodia-informal-sector

Unions push for minimum wage of $215 for garment workers

Unions have put forward a proposal for the minimum wage of garment factory workers to be raised to $215 next year amid climbing costs that put financial pressure on sector workers. ...

Seng Mengheng
https://kiripost.com/stories/unions-push-for-minimum-wage-of-215-for-garment-workers

Garments competitiveness ‘at risk’

Rising labour, transportation, logistics and electricity costs could potentially undermine the competitive advantage of Cambodia’s textile-linked industries, according to research conducted by a prominent local economist. ...

Hom Phanet
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/garments-competitiveness-risk

$17M investment projects in Kandal, P Sihanouk provinces

Aiding the job prospects and investment potential in two provinces in the country, the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) gave approval for four new investment projects worth $17 million. ...

Adur Pradeep
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501135969/17m-investment-projects-in-kandal-p-sihanouk-provinces/

Cambodia begins talks over 2023 wage hike for garment, footwear, travel goods sector

Cambodia’s national council on minimum wage on Monday began to discuss the annual increase of monthly minimum wage for the garment, footwear and travel goods industry for 2023, according to a statement from the council. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501132736/cambodia-begins-talks-over-2023-wage-hike-for-garment-footwear-travel-goods-sector/

Almost 2,000 factories registered in Cambodia in first seven months

The number of factories, ranging from producing clothes to electronic devices reached 1,947 as of July this year, employing more than 1 million people, of them some 76 percent are women. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501130962/almost-2000-factories-registered-in-cambodia-in-first-seven-months/

Minimum wages for garment and textile sector workers to rise to at least $200

Negotiations for the wages of workers in the garment and textile industry is set to start next month and workers are expecting to see their minimum wages rise to at least $200 per month. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501116547/minimum-wages-for-garment-and-textile-sector-workers-to-rise-to-at-least-200/

Vietnam says more effort needed to prevent people being trafficked to Cambodia for work

Việt Nam and Cambodia have a labour cooperation agreement to ensure legal protection for each other’s workers, however, it seems many Vietnamese workers are being swindled to work in Cambodia in terrible conditions. ...

Khmer Times
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501110349/vietnam-says-more-effort-needed-to-prevent-people-being-trafficked-to-cambodia-for-work/

Investments in Kingdom rise by 7 percent in Q1

In the first quarter of 2022, the number of projects approved by the Council for the Development of Cambodia reached 47, an increase of 6.8 percent and the total investment touched $2,520.6 million, an increase of 14.2 percent over the same period in 2021, according ...

Sok Sithika
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501102954/investments-in-kingdom-rise-by-7-percent-in-q1/

More new industries register as economic activities pick up in Cambodia

A number of new industrial factories registered in the first period of 2022 increased remarkably, reflecting the confidence of investors in Cambodia after the country allowed the resumption of its socio-economic activities, said a senior official. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501086192/more-new-industries-register-as-economic-activities-pick-up-in-cambodia/

Kingdom’s new investments rise on Covid-19 handling law

A high percentage of the Covid-19 vaccinated population, and the new investment law put into force last year have helped increase the number of new investment projects in Cambodia. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501060981/kingdoms-new-investments-rise-on-covid-19-handling-law/

Education institutions to churn out skilled workforce to meet demand

Cambodia needs a skilled workforce to meet the market demands of today and tomorrow and this is seriously lacking and becoming a major concern, especially when it is much needed to keep pace with the national growth and developments. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501056226/education-institutions-to-churn-out-skilled-workforce-to-meet-demand/

Communes creating over 1600 finance jobs

Three ministries jointly issued a prakas to announce the recruitment of a commune administrative financial assistant for each of the more than 1,600 communes across the country to improve the efficiency of financial management in commune administration. ...

Orm Bunthoeurn
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/communes-creating-over-1600-finance-jobs

PM further pushes literacy as lifelong learning endeavour

Hun Sen has  re-emphasised the significance of literacy as basis for lifelong human capacity development, opportunity for better employment, and robust socio-economic recovery after the COVID-19 crisis. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50931889/pm-further-pushes-literacy-as-lifelong-learning-endeavour/

Trade unions brainstorm minimum wage

The trade union leaders and representatives yesterday met to brainstorm and finalise the garment and footwear workers’ minimum wage adjustment for next year, taking into consideration the social and economic situation following the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. ...

Yin Soeum
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50930399/trade-unions-brainstorm-minimum-wage/

Informal economy may lose over 6M jobs by Covid’s end

Minister of Planning Chhay Than said more than six million workers in the informal economy have either lost or are expected to lose their jobs due to Covid-19, despite the government’s efforts to counter the pandemic. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://phnompenhpost.com/national/informal-economy-may-lose-over-6m-jobs-covids-end

Unions want full payment for garment workers

Unions are calling for garment factory owners to pay full wages to their employees for the lockdown period but the Labour Ministry says there is no law to state that employers must do so.   ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50865048/unions-want-full-payment-for-garment-workers/

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