PHNOM PENH, May 24 (Xinhua) -- Chinese language skills are in growing demand from companies looking to hire in Cambodia's job market, The Phnom Penh Post reported on Wednesday, citing online job portal Everjobs.
Reflecting on trends noted during the firm's two years of operations in Cambodia, Niels van Klooster, Cambodia country manager for Everjobs, said companies are increasingly looking to recruit Chinese-speaking candidates.
"We noticed there are many companies coming from China to the Kingdom, so what we get asked a lot is to look for job seekers that can speak Chinese," he was quoted as saying by the newspaper. "I think if you can recommend one thing to the students, it would be to pick up languages."
Cambodia expects to receive 2 million Chinese visitors a year by 2020. China is also the largest investor in the country, providing some 511 million U.S. dollars in foreign direct investment last year, a number that is set to grow with Chinese efforts to expand regional trade and connections.