Ministry of Labour: Industrial Sector Employs Over 1.2 Million Workers

The industrial sector employs more than 1.2 million workers and employees, of them 830,000 are women.

The figures were shared by H.E. Ith Samheng, Minister of Labour and Vocational Training at a get-together here last Sunday with more than 4,000 workers, presided over by Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen.

Some 11,168 enterprises have been registered at the ministry, generating 1.2 million direct jobs with a total wage of over US$2 billion annually on average, and almost 3 million indirect jobs, he said.

Currently, he added, the workers, especially in the garment and textile sector, receive US$153 as monthly minimum wage, and with other benefits, they can get US$170-181 monthly, and up to US$300 with overtime pay and other bonuses.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press