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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/

Two new investment projects approved by CDC

The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) has issued investment certificates to Fu Bi Xing (Cambodia) Packaging Co., Ltd and Sheng He Leisure Bag (Cambodia) Co., Ltd for the production of travel bags and goods in the Kingdom. ...

Gareth Johnson
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50864368/two-new-investment-projects-approved-by-cdc/

100+ factories closed since January: Ministry

Since the start of the pandemic, 203 garment factories have closed, Secretary of State of Industry, Science and Innovation Heng Sok revealed. ...

Brian Badzmierowski
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50863854/100-factories-closed-since-january-ministry/

New garment factory set for Phnom Penh

A new garment factory project invested in by the Ruixue Group of China through its local subsidiary Ruixue (Cambodia) Co Ltd has been approved by the Council for Development of Cambodia (CDC). The $4.5 million project will be built in Khan Sen Sok. ...

Gareth Johnson
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50861825/new-garment-factory-set-for-phnom-penh/

Development council approves electric bike plant and rain gear investments

The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) yesterday approved two new projects worth $5.6 million that will create nearly 1,500 new jobs. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50849071/development-council-approves-electric-bike-plant-and-rain-gear-investments/

Ministry to launch new jobsite to boost employment

The Ministry of Labour will launch a new job website – WORKNET – on employment services and labour market information in Cambodia on April 8, to help Cambodians find jobs during the pandemic. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50829112/ministry-to-launch-new-jobsite-to-boost-employment/

South Korea quota allows Cambodians to register to work

The Ministry of Labour announced yesterday that thousands of Cambodian workers can register to work in South Korea through the Employment Permit System (EPS). ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50825247/south-korea-quota-allows-cambodians-to-register-to-work/

Over half of all garment factories in Kandal shuttered due to COVID-19

Seventy-eight garment factories have been closed and 64,942 workers left jobless in Kandal province due to the COVID-19 crisis, provincial authorities have announced. ...

Buth Sela
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50816843/over-half-of-all-garment-factories-in-kandal-shuttered-due-to-covid-19/

Manufacturing and service sectors boost employment

According to the government’s release this week of the Kingdom’s 2019 census report, the manufacturing and service sectors have accounted for the largest rise in employment over the last decade, seeing millions of jobs created across the country. ...

Jason Boken
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50807973/manufacturing-and-service-sectors-boost-employment/

112 garment factories open in 2020

In a tumultuous period for the garment industry, the year 2020 brought the closure of 129 factories in the Kingdom, affecting over 70,000 workers while 112 new factory openings created more than 20,000 jobs. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/112-garment-factories-open-2020

20K jobs await returning migrants

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training has announced that it will provide 20,000 jobs in the domestic market to migrant workers who have returned from Thailand.   ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/20k-jobs-await-returning-migrants

Gov’t gives $23mil to workers who lost jobs over pandemic

A total of $23 million has been given out to those affected by the closure of businesses in the tourism industry and garment factories due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50800806/govt-gives-23mil-to-workers-who-lost-jobs-over-pandemic/

Government to increase cash for Labour to $160 million

The Royal Government has decided to increase the budget for Cash for Labour from $100 million to $160 million. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50776562/government-to-increase-cash-for-labour-to-160-million/

Nearly 13,000 suspended workers to receive cash allowance payments

The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training has so far provided 30 cash handouts to workers in the garment and tourism sectors, with this week’s number totalling to almost 13,000 workers. ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/nearly-13000-suspended-workers-receive-cash-allowance-payments

New manufacturing firms provide much-needed jobs

More foreign investment is being injected into Cambodia after a manufacturing company announced a new production line and an opening of more than 1,000 new jobs in Kampong Speu province. ...

Jason Boken
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50764902/new-manufacturing-firms-provide-much-needed-jobs/

Unions call for minimum wage to be raised by over $11

Unions are set to demand that workers minimum wage is raised by $11.59 at the National Council on Minimum Wage due to be held at the Ministry of Labour today. ...

Huon Dina
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50760085/unions-call-for-minimum-wage-to-be-raised-by-over-11/

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