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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/

$10-million garment factory to open in Kampong Speu province

On the day the EU enforced tariffs on some of Cambodia’s exports, the Council for Development of Cambodia announced yet another new investment in the garment sector. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50754548/10-million-garment-factory-to-open-in-kampong-speu-province/

Svay Rieng province sees over 2300 workers return in 2020

The deputy provincial governor of Svay Rieng has said that as of July 1, 2,317 people, of which 863 were females and 99 children, returned to the province in 2020. ...

Khann Chanvirak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50742354/svay-rieng-province-sees-over-2300-workers-return-in-2020/

More than 10,000 workers suspended

More than 10,000 workers at 18 factories in Svay Rieng province have been suspended because of Covid-19, said provincial deputy governor Ros Pharith. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/more-10000-workers-suspended

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50735871/entertainment-sector-workers-denied-40-aid-monthly-aid/

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50734544/factory-suspensions-in-phnom-penh-total-121/

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50732092/preah-sihanouk-sees-factory-suspensions-and-massive-job-losses/

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50731207/further-12million-prepared-for-workers-suffering-suspension/

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50729508/ministry-further-out-of-work-allowances-paid/

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50729329/256-factories-suspended-due-to-covid-19-affecting-over-130000-workers/

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