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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/

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50726183/nearly-175-million-in-new-investments-flow-in-but-cant-keep-pace-with-increasing-unemployment/

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50722552/imf-govt-needs-to-address-long-lasting-employment/

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50720608/factory-furloughs-nearly-2000-workers-amid-coronavirus/

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50719240/unemployment-rate-in-cambodia-at-0-3-percent/

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50718817/coronavirus-brings-trouble-to-cambodias-garment-industry/

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50718289/1200-jobs-to-be-created-by-shoe-factory-in-kandal-province/

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