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Website to attract garment job seekers

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Garment workers grab lunch outside their factory. KT/Chor Sokunthea

The Labour Ministry and the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia yesterday launched a new website to help labourers find employment in factories.

The website called Bong Srey, or sister, was aided by the Business Partnership Platform and the Australian government’s Foreign Affairs Department.

Bong Srey will help find jobs for workers in the garment sector, a Labour Ministry statement said.

“Bong Srey will help facilitate workers to have options and earn income through decent work,” it said. “We expect this website will help employers seek workers.”

The statement added that the ministry is looking for ways to improve living standards for workers.

Kaing Monika, GMAC deputy secretary-general, said the website makes job searching easier for workers and that employers could utilise it in order to find potential employees.

“We are happy and supportive of the website,” Mr Monika said. “It serves as a bridge connecting job seekers and factory owners. At the same time, the website will make it easier for people who are seeking a job in the industry.”

National Employment Agency head Hong Choeun said yesterday that the website is useful.

“I appreciate this because it’s creative,” Mr Choeun said. “The website is offered in three languages: Khmer, English and Chinese.”

He noted that about 300,000 Cambodian youths seek jobs annually.

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