Entertainment sector workers denied $40 monthly aid

Labour Minister Ith Samheng has rejected a request by out-of-work employees in the entertainment sector to also be given the $40 aid, doled out to suspended garment and tourism workers.   ...

Sen David

Factory suspensions in Phnom Penh total 121

Phnom Penh Municipal Labour Department said as of today, 121 garment factories have suspended their operations in the capital since the pandemic began. ...

Sen David

Preah Sihanouk sees factory suspensions and massive job losses

Preah Sihanouk provincial governor Kuoch Chamroeun yesterday announced there were 20 suspended factories in the province, affecting more than 8,000 workers, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

Sen David

Further $12million prepared for workers suffering suspension

Until now, he said, around 110,000 workers have received their allowances across 344 factories and enterprises. ...

Sen David

Ministry: Further out-of-work allowances paid

The Ministry of Labour announced on Monday that a further 25,588 workers of 67 enterprises in the garment and tourism sectors will be paid allowances from the government after facing suspension or unemployment amid the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Sen David

256 factories suspended due to COVID-19, affecting over 130,000 workers

Cambodian has seen 256 garment, footwear and travel goods factories in Cambodia suspending their operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, affecting more than 130,000 workers. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Nearly $175 million in new investments flow in but can’t keep pace with increasing unemployment

Five more investment projects worth $174.8 million have been approved, according to a press release of the Council for the Development of Cambodia issued on May 22. ...

Khmer Times Staff

IMF: Gov’t needs to address long-lasting employment

Economic data released this week by the International Monetary Foundation (IMF) shows that the long-lasting effects of five previous pandemics and their economic shocks have much worse effects on the employment prospects for workers with low levels of educational attainment.​​ ...

Harrison White

Factory furloughs nearly 2,000 workers amid coronavirus

Nearly 2,000 garment workers are now in limbo after their employer You Li International Garment Co Ltd in Svay Rieng province’s Bavet city announced a suspension of operations as clothing orders dry up amid the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Sen David

Unemployment rate in Cambodia at 0.3 percent

Some 99.7 percent of the total 10 million workforces in Cambodia have jobs, according to a message of Prime Minister Hun Sen on the 134th International Labour Day. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Coronavirus brings trouble to Cambodia’s garment industry

Hundreds of garment factories in Cambodia and elsewhere in Asia are facing serious financial problems because clothing brands have either canceled their orders or stopped placing new ones over the past several weeks.  ...

Khmer Times Staff

1,200 jobs to be created by shoe factory in Kandal province

L.Y. Footwear (Cambodia) Co., Ltd. has been given the green light to invest in the manufacturing of all forms of footwear, according to a press release of the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC). ...

Khmer Times Staff

Cambodia says 77 new factories open in Q1 amid COVID-19 pandemic with six closures

Some 77 new factories, including 34 garment, footwear, and travel goods factories, had opened in Cambodia in the first quarter of 2020 despite the COVID-19 pandemic, a spokesman said, amid the closure of six factories, leaving more than 6,000 workers without a job. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Covid-19: A global approach to protecting garment workers in supply chains as Cambodia faces up to 500,000 job losses

The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) has stated approximately 60 percent of its factories have been severely affected by cancelled orders of ready-made garment exports, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Four more investment projects approved by CDC

The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) has approved four more investment projects, expecting to create almost 1,500 jobs for the locals. ...

Khmer Times Staff

CDC okays five projects to create 6,373 jobs

The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) issued final registration certificates to five investment projects between April 13-17 worth more than $24 million and which are expected to generate 6,373 jobs.​ ...

Hin Pisei

$23.5 million in new investment projects licensed

The Council for Development of Cambodia (CDC) has given the green light to six new investment projects with a total investment capital of $23.5 million. ...

Khmer Times Staff

The CDC approves investment projects worth $13.9 Million

The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) has approved four investment projects with a combined capital investment valued at $13.9 million and expected to create 3,315 jobs. ...

Chhut Bunthoeun

Each laid-off worker to get $70 a month

Prime Minister Hun Sen said the government has decided to provide $70 a month for each worker once their factories temporarily suspended their operations due to COVID-19 pandemic. ...

Sen David

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