The Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training’s National Employment Agency (NEA) is set to host a two-day National Career and Productivity Fair.

The event, taking place at the Koh Pich Trade and Exhibition Building in Phnom Penh on November 10-11, will offer tens of thousands of job openings to young applicants.

In collaboration with the Union of Youth Federations of Cambodia (UYFC) and the Textile, Apparel, Footwear & Travel Goods Association in Cambodia (TAFTAC), the NEA is joined by numerous other partners in organising the fair.

The initiative aligns with the agency’s goal of introducing potential employees to the job market and furnishing them with skill enhancement options.

The event seeks to draw a substantial number of visitors and create a platform for well-known companies, enterprises, training associations, and domestic and international organisations to convene.

Government institutions will also participate in the hiring expo, indicating the demand for qualified personnel.

Workshops highlighting national products will also be held, with the goal of enhancing awareness and fostering innovative ideas.

Expert speakers will share key insights and tips to promote heightened job performance and understanding.

Chhom Sokhoeun, director of the Phnom Penh Job Centre, highlighted the significance of employment exhibitions and forums held by centres across the capital and provinces.

He said such events enable direct interaction between employers and job-seekers, facilitating the advertisement of jobs and the exploration of suitable opportunities for young people.

In recent years, the NEA has successfully organised 12 national career fairs, significantly contributing to Cambodia’s job market development.

Anticipating participation from around 150 entities, the NEA envisions the gathering will encompass roughly 20,000 job openings and draw approximately 30,000 visitors.