Three organisations have banded together to launch an initiative to enhance financial literacy and inclusion among young entrepreneurs and SMEs.
The NGO has called on the government to better align laws and policies in key areas such as maternity leave, as well as cash and medical benefits.
Negotiations on next year’s minimum wage for workers in the garment, textile and footwear sectors are underway.
Representatives of 17 national unions have agreed to ask for a US$22.20 increase to the minimum wage for textile, garment and footwear workers for 2022.
Under the agreement, SMEs and startups in Cambodia will receive support in the form of expertise and resources.
Worker unions and labour rights groups want the minimum wage to increase from US$192 to US$200 a month.
The UNDP in Cambodia has launched the “Youth Employment Project” to upskill and/or reskill the young workforce in the country with digital skills.
The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) has approved eight new projects worth US$71.4 million expected to create over 9,500 jobs.
Marital status is the most important determinant of women’s employment., with those who are married 38% less likely to be in paid employment.
Employees in the garment and tourism industries whose employment contracts have been suspended can expect cash subsidies.
To effectively contain the spread of COVID-19, companies and private enterprises should equip themselves to do testing by themselves.
These are workers who were not able to work due the lockdown, and each will receive about US$40 as part of the social assistance programme.
6,500 workers have received special and been awarded with a dedicated technical and vocational certificate, in preparation for re-employment.
A statement has been issued to all factories and enterprises mandating that workers be given a paid day off in order to get vaccinated.
The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training has clarified that factories cannot force workers to be vaccinated in order for them to return to work.
The government’s subsidy programme has disbursed US$24 million to pregnant workers since its launch in January 2018.
Unions and NGOs are calling on the government to tighten safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
While many civil servants and armed forces personnel had come forward for their jabs, there are some who do not want to receive inoculations.
The eighth tranche of financial support will cover businesses in sectors such as textile, aviation and tourism, as well as those in the lower-income group.
The Ministry of Labour is launching WORKNET, a new job website designed to help Cambodians find jobs amid the pandemic.
Women are more likely to be in vulnerable employment and also more likely to be in the category of unpaid contributing family worker.
Prime Minister Hun Sen has issued a directive for all government institutions and the legislative body to adopt work-from-home practices for one week.
A recent government press release showed that the manufacturing and service sectors created the most jobs in the country over the last decade.
The average loan taken by SMEs amounted to US$122,514.
The National Employment Agency (NEA) is preparing 20,000 jobs in the kingdom for migrant workers returning from Thailand.
Workers who lost their jobs due to the closure of businesses in garment and textile factories, and the tourism industry will be able to receive support.
A joint initiative by the Ministry of Commerce (MoC) and UN Development Programme (UNDP) will boost the kingdom’s e-commerce drive and create jobs.