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Skill shortage plagues job sectors

Ith Samheng. KT/Mai Vireak
A report on Cambodian labor published on Friday found that ten sectors in the job market, including IT, hospitality and textiles, are still facing shortages in skilled workers.

The report was published by the Labour Ministry’s National Employment Agency through a partnership with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency.

In the textile industry, garment, footwear, and apparel companies account for 43.6 percent of the labor market and 77.4 percent of national manpower; the report showed that the industry has the lowest density of skills gaps with the highest labor skill distribution.

The report said that for the hospitality industry, the sector has a labor market share of 15 percent and covers 3.7 percent of employment; the sector experienced skills gaps issues when it came to employees, especially in communication, technical or practical, foreign language and teamwork.

The IT sector is considered to be the highest in demand for skills related to goods and services. The report said that the sector is in dire need of advanced operators capable of software development.

Read more: Khmer Times