Cambodia says over 16,000 job vacancies for Thailand returnees
PHNOM PENH, June 25 (Xinhua) -- Cambodia's National Employment Agency (NEA) said Wednesday that there are 16,146 vacant jobs awaiting workers who have recently been deported from or fled Thailand in fears of a military regime's clampdown.
"NEA would like to inform laborers who just returned from Thailand that NEA has collected information on job vacancies in Cambodia and found that there are 16,146 job vacancies available in industries and services," NEA said in a statement.
The statement also gave details of job types, locations, and contact numbers.
More than 232,000 Cambodian migrant workers, mostly undocumented, have been deported from or fled Thailand since early this month, fearing a Thai junta's crackdown on illegal foreign workers.
On Tuesday, Minister of Labor Ith Samheng held a meeting with representatives of about 40 recruitment firms to talk about formalizing the procedure for sending workers back to Thailand.
According to a statement released at the conclusion of the meeting, the labor ministry and recruitment firms agreed to set a fixed price of 49 U.S. dollars for workers to obtain the permits and documents necessary to return to work in Thailand legally.
The price includes 10 U.S. dollars for a labor certificate, four U.S. dollars for a passport, 20 U.S. dollars for a Thai working visa paid to the Thai Embassy, 10 U.S. dollars for transportation, and five U.S. dollars for food during travel to Thai border.