The National Employment Agency (NEA) – in collaboration with the Union of Youth Federations of Cambodia (UYFC) and the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) – will hold a two-day National Job and Productivity Fair at the end of this month. The event will provide more than 20,000 job opportunities from 150 large and well-known companies.

The ministry said on October 9 that young people, students and job seekers will have the chance to apply for many different positions at the fair, the largest annual employment event.

“Job search, recruitment and immediate interviews will be conducted at the event, which will be held on October 28 and 29 at the Koh Pich Convention and Exhibition Centre. The fair will be open from 8am-8pm,” it added.

NEA director Hay Hunleng told The Post that the job fair is aimed at creating a large, one-stop-shop for job seekers, employers, training providers and related partners.

He added that the event would create opportunities for them to exchange and share labour market information, and inspire ideas about increasing productivity.

“We expect to attract more than 30,000 participants. In addition to the 150 well-known companies, enterprises, educational institutions, local and international organisations, as well as ministries and state institutions will take part.

“There will be more than 20,000 positions on offer, and attendees will also have the chance to learn about recruitment needs, experience on entering the labour market and skills training opportunities,” he added.

He added that the event will also include a workshop on national productivity in a bid to raise awareness and cultivate ideas through the sharing of knowledge and experience by professional speakers.

“Participants will learn about increasing productivity via workshops with well-known national and international speakers. Do not forget to prepare several copies of your Curriculum Vitae, you can apply for multiple jobs,” he said.

According to a post on the NEA’s website, the jobs on offer are many and varied, spanning industries such as agriculture and natural resource management, architecture and construction, the arts, audio/video and communications, business management and administration, education and finance as well as public administration.

In addition, opportunities in the fields of science, health, hospitality and tourism, information technology, manufacturing, distribution and logistics, as well as public safety and security, will also be offered over the two days of the event.

Last year’s fair – held on November 4 – featured 23,140 available positions, with 7,442 public administrative roles making up the largest proportion, followed by manufacturing and then business administration jobs, said the NEA.