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PM urges youths to apply for jobs at career fair

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Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday urged youths to prepare their curriculum vitae and participate in the National Career and Productivity Fair where thousands of jobs will be on offer over the weekend.

The job fair will be held on Saturday and Sunday at Koh Pich Exhibition Centre and more than 150 companies will participate to recruit staff.

Mr Hun Sen posted on his Facebook yesterday that there will be plenty of job opportunities.

“This is the best opportunity for youths who plan to look for a job,” Mr Hun Sen noted. “More than 20,000 jobs from about 150 big companies are waiting for young males and females, as well as our students.”

He said the fair is part of the government’s policy to promote employment and occupation with the goal of improving the labour market performance and reducing the gap between labour supply and demand.

“The government’s policy on employment and occupation is to improve the number of decent jobs, increase income, and improve living standards to reduce poverty,” Mr Hun Sen said.

He said that both male and female youths should prepare their CVs to apply for jobs and they will be interviewed immediately by prospective employers at the fair.

Hay Hun Leng, director of the National Employment Agency, said during a press conference on Monday that large companies from key sectors such as banking and microfinance, construction, hotel and hospitality, telecommunications, vocational education and training, and manufacturing will participate in the fair.

The National Career and Productivity Fair is organised by the Labour Ministry’s National Employment Agency in cooperation with the Union of Youth Federation of Cambodia in Phnom Penh and Garment Manufacturers Associations in Cambodia.

It will be held over the weekend from 8am to 8pm and more than 30,000 visitors are expected to participate.

According to the Ministry of Labour’s annual report on employment, the government created jobs for more than 4.8 million people last year, about 3.6 million of whom are working in the country and 1.2 million overseas.

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