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Ministry prioritising efforts to digitalise job market services

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Labour Minister Ith Samheng attends an employment conference in Siem Reap yesterday. MOL

The Labour Ministry is prioritising efforts to digitalise the public employment services system to respond better to changes in the labour market.

Labour Minister Ith Samheng yesterday said that Cambodia had only started such services in 2009 and the use of technology is still limited.

He was speaking at the launch of the two-day Asia-Pacific Conference of the World Association of Public Employment Services under the theme “Digitalisation in Public Employment Services” in Siem Reap province.

About 400 participants from 12 Asia-Pacific countries are attending the conference.

Mr Samheng noted that the conference is very important in providing a valuable opportunity for member states to share experiences related to technology for promoting the digitalisation of job market services.

“This conference is very good and helpful to the member countries of WAPES, especially for countries like Cambodia that are just beginning to develop public employment and are putting in effort to have a fully digital public service,” he said.

Mr Samheng noted that one of the key purposes of WAPES is to establish a forum for members to share knowledge and support each other in improving the delivery of public employment services.

“Because Cambodia only launched its Public Works Service in 2009, the development of the service delivery system and the use of technology is still limited and low level,” he said. “To address this, the government as well as the Ministry of Labour is continuing to work to develop the labour service system in order to response rapidly to demographic, economic, and labour market changes.”

A Labour Ministry statement yesterday said that during the two-day regional conference, participants, who include experts in public works, researchers, policy makers and public service officials, will share their knowledge and experience especially in information technology.

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