I read your article on the shortage of skilled workers and the rising pay-scale.
The UNDP audit goes to show how organizations squander funds contributed by member
nations. As we all know, NGOs aren't much better when many have administrative expenses
of up to 80% of available funds. What I am objecting to is the statements made by
that Sandra D'Amico.
Salaries in the range of $2,000 to $5,000 are paid to a select few of multi-nationals.
How can she maintain that overall salaries and wages are rising when the economy
is unable to create enough new jobs for high school and college graduates? After
all, recruiters' statements have to be taken with a grain of salt. They get their
commission based on the first-year salary.
Your report as such is misleading as it neglects to put the economic outlook, despite
the great growth rates, into perspective and give actual numbers, e. g. the number
of managers who make those salaries vs. the number of people who still get minimum
pay. For instance, how much do doctors at the Calamette hospital make? How many positions
are there that make $5,000 a month? How many graduates of the Pannasastra University
get $300 upon graduation?
We are talking single digits here and not huge numbers. Unfortunately, there aren't
any hard workforce statistics available as many employees work in a grey sector by
not reporting their salaries in order to avoid paying taxes.
Overall, I found your report created a false impression about the Cambodian job market.
After all, we are concerned with Cambodian workers and not foreigners at the NGOs
or inflated jobs at UN
Cape Coral, FL, USA
Former business owner in Cambodia