Offshore recruitment and employment

Which Asian Country has the Highest and Lowest Unemployment Rates

Mongolia, Pakistan, Indonesia and Philippines have the highest employment rates in Asia. By contrast, Cambodia, Thailand and Laos post the lowest unemployment rates. Mongolia has the highest employment rate in Asia with 7.3 per cent. The country has seen a poor labour market with a ...


Modern slavery: Corporations take action to free some of the 40 million slave workers

When one of the biggest food companies in the world, Nestle, found slavery in its supply chains in 2015 it made a public admission, a move praised by anti-slavery groups.[]The company’s investigation found many of the workers were from Myanmar and Cambodia. Some had been ...

Imogen Brennan

Myanmar Seeks Agreements With Southeast Asian Countries to Send Maids Abroad

Myanmar’s Labor Ministry is seeking labor migration agreements with the governments of other Southeast Asian countries and territories to send women there to work legally as maids, a government labor official said Monday.Keep reading ...

Thiri Min Zin

Migrant workers group asks for action against corruption in issuing ID papers

Thailand-based rights group Migrants Workers Rights Network (MWRN) asked the Myanmar Ministry of Labour to take effective action against the corruption linked to the issuing of Certificates of Identity (CI) in the kingdom.“Our migrants have to pay for more than the real price at CI ...

List of jobs reserved for Thais to be revised

The Employment Department will revise the list of 39 professions reserved for Thai citizens to accommodate the changing circumstances of Thai workers.Keep reading ...

Government to open centres for returning Lao workers

The government called on all Lao workers returning home from Thailand to register at forthcoming provincial assistance centres and acquire passports so they can be legally re-employed in Thailand. The government this week confirmed it will open centres this month in the Labour and Social ...

Foreign staff crisis threatens rice target

The crackdown on foreign workers may cause Thai rice exports to drop below the target of 10 million tonnes this year, with many migrants who work in the industry leaving the country.Keep reading ...

Cambodia closes 43 temporary crossings to Sa Kaeo

Cambodia has closed 43 temporary border crossings into three districts of Sa Kaeo province, explaining it would prevent unregistered Cambodian workers being caught illegally entering Thailand. Read more ...

PM invokes Section 44 to ease exodus of migrant workers from tough labour law

Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha today invoked Section 44 of the interim Constitution to delay the enforcement of some tough provisions in the new law on alien workers until January 1 next year.The decision to invoke Section 44 was made at the joint meeting of ...

Uproar over new labour law

The private sector says local companies, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises, are likely to be hurt by the new Royal Decree on Recruitment of Foreigners, as the tighter law with massive fines for employers could cut SMEs’ competitive advantage at a time when the economy has ...

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