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Job forum for low skilled workers

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A job forum was held in Koh Pich last year. Heng Chivoan

Job forum for low skilled workers

The National Employment Agency (NEA) in Preah Sihanouk province is collaborating with 10 major companies to organise a jobs forum that will offer 4,000 vacancies and fair wages for applicants with low qualifications.

An NEA announcement published on March 11, said the forum will be held on March 14 at Prey Nop district hall, Veal Rinh commune from 8am-12pm.

The forum is the product of cooperation between the provincial Labour and Vocational Training department in Prey Nop district, and Preah Sihanouk Union Youth Federation of Cambodia (UYFC).

“It is aimed at addressing two needs – create a convenient event for workers to find and apply for a wide range of jobs, and enable 10 major companies to give a presentation about themselves, the job roles they are advertising and the criteria they are looking for in potential applicants.

“Job seekers from all provinces can come and apply for jobs in a single location,” the announcement said.

Preah Sihanouk province job centre director Moch Thoeun told The Post on Thursday that the forum is the first major event of the year organised by the Preah Sihanouk Provincial Hall.

She said the province had about 8,000 job vacancies that needed to be filled, mostly in the garment and textile sectors.

At the forum, there will be 4,000 jobs in these sectors that need to be filled, she said and added that the event is specifically for citizens who have low educational qualifications.

“People who join the forum should bring along their family book, identity cards or their birth certificate. If possible they should also bring along their curriculum vitae (CV) too.

“There will be many opportunities to have job interviews on the day. If we cannot interview everyone in a day, we will contact applicants later,” she said.

Thoeun said the companies attending the forum were all based in Preah Sihanouk province, except one which is from Kampot province. Therefore, she strongly encouraged provincial residents looking for jobs to attend.

Mao Pheng, a staff trainer at Jiang Si Co, which is offering jobs at the forum said the company expects to hire around 500 workers. He said his company needs administrative staff, factory managers and workers for import-export related work.

He said it also needed low-skilled workers and are offering monthly salaries ranging from $209-$600.

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