The rising number of job opportunities in Cambodia in the second quarter of the year are in the education and banking sectors, according to a report released yesterday by everjobs.com.kh, the kingdom’s largest online portal for job seekers.
The everjobs report from April to June analysed 5,400 job opportunities published online and more than 25,000 applications submitted through the portal.
“According to data collected during these three months, the education sector continues to be a strong contributor to the Cambodian job market,” stated the report.
“With 375 job offers published on everjobs.com.kh during this period, the education industry is getting more popular among job seekers in the kingdom,” it added.
Everjobs stated in the report that “teacher” was the most searched for job by users of its portal. The online job portal added that it processed more than 1,600 applications for positions as teachers during the months of April, May and June.
Everjobs also said that “credit officer” was the second most searched job category in the second quarter.
“The position, directly related to the banking industry, outlines once more the imperishable interest for the sector among professionals in Cambodia and remains in the spotlight of job seekers,” stated the report.
Divotsna Jangir, business development manager at everjobs, said that both the education and banking sectors were still taking the lead in getting an increasing number of people into the workforce.
However, she said, in the future the IT and engineering sectors could also play leading roles.
“These would be important sectors generating job opportunities as Cambodia’s socio-economic development moves forward.”
Ms Jangir said “engineer” was becoming a new searched job category in the portal.
“Around 12.5 percent of online searches focused on engineering positions and there were 270 engineering job opportunities published by everjobs in the second quarter of 2017,” she said.
While new trends are arising, the everjobs report also highlights that the sales, hotel and lodging, and food and beverage sectors still remain popular among job seekers.
“These industries remain some of the most sustainable sectors in Cambodia and they can be considered as fundamental to playing a key role within the labour market,” it stated.