With a solid growth outlook for both the Cambodian economy and Phnom Penh SEZ, the country's leading economic zone is aggressively looking for new workers in all areas of its expanding industrial park. "When new investors come to our zone, they are usually excited by the opportunities and services we provide them with", says Carie Phou, Public Relations Director. "We also support our tenants and partners with assistance in the recruitment of workers, and this is an are where we really want to achieve fast progress. We can employ many more people, and are permanently looking for innovative ways to increase the number of applicants. With the increasing number of tenants at our industrial zone, we targets to recruit more than 10,000 workers by the middle of 2013. The Cambodian economy is booming, and workers today need more attention and care".
Phnom Penh SEZ is launching a nation-wide recruitment campaign which is to be released soon, and plans to build training facilities and to set up medical facilities on site to make its employees feel motivated and comfortable. Overall, the recruitment of workers in Cambodia is becoming an issue: workers are being recruited and exported to neighboring countries via agencies who, harming the development of the Cambodian market. Phnom Penh SEZ is currently working with various organizations such as the National Employment Agency, the Ministry of Labor and other partners in the Royal Government of Cambodia on how to create more awareness within the populace about the value of industrial jobs, and the potential young Cambodians have once they enter this job market.
"This is an issue we would like to address in the interest of our tenants and investors. We provide some of the most attractive jobs in Cambodia today and are sure that we can grow exponentially once we have a steady inflow of workers.
Our factories are working on full speed, but labor is an issue that needs to be addressed urgently by all stakeholders", says Ms. Phou.