Category: Labor News

Meeting of the Subcommittee on Working Examination of Aliens in the Situation of the Coronavirus

Date : April 29, 2021

The meeting of the Sub-Committee on the Inspection of Foreigners in the Situation of the Virus Corona Infectious Disease 2019 (COVID-19) approved the appointment of 6 sets of monitoring and examination of the work of aliens.

On April 28, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. at the Thien Achakul meeting room, 10th floor, Department of Employment, Mr. Suchart Chomklin, Minister of Labor.

Chaired the meeting of the subcommittee on monitoring the work of aliens in the situation of the spread of the Virus Corona Infectious Disease 2019 (COVID-19) No. 1/2021 with Mr. Surachai Trakulthong, Assistant Minister of Ministry labor Ms. Thiwalrat Angkinan, Advisor to the Minister of Labor, Mr. Suthep Chittayawong, Secretary to the Minister of Labor, Pol.Lt. Col. Nanthachat Supamongkol, to the Secretariat of the Prime Minister, Mr. Suthisukosol, Permanent Secretary of Labor, Mr. Pairoj Chotik. Sathien, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Labor Acting in lieu of the Director-General of the Department of Employment Representatives from the Royal Thai Police Immigration office Along with executives of the Department of Employment And relevant officials Attend this meeting

Mr. Suchart Chomklin, Minister of Labor revealed that Gen. Prawit Wong Suwan, Deputy Prime Minister. Which oversees the Ministry of Labor Give importance to the management of migrant workers in Thailand. And emphasize surveillance, screening, and screening for COVID-19 In all establishments To work together to prevent the spread of COVID-19 Strictly

“For today’s meeting The meeting considered and passed a resolution approving the appointment of 6 sets of monitoring and inspection of the work of aliens to inspect, arrest, prosecute employers / establishments. And related persons who employ aliens to work illegally Aliens who smuggle into the city and work illegally Including group aliens who received a waiver according to the Cabinet Resolution on 29 Dec ’20, together with Cabinet Resolution on 26 Jan ’64 and Cabinet Resolution on 7 Apr ’64 But the steps were not followed, ”said the Minister of Labor.

Mr. Pairoj Chotikasathien, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Labor Acting instead of the Director-General of the Department of Employment said that the 6 sets of staff to monitor and monitor the work of aliens will start performing duties from this May onwards. Which aliens who work without a work permit Or work other than those who have the right to do There will be a fine of 5,000 – 50,000 baht and will have to be returned to the country of origin. As for employers / establishments Will be prosecuted for accepting foreigners to work without a work permit Or allowing foreigners to work other than those who have the right to do so There is a fine ranging from 10,000 – 100,000 baht per foreigner who hires one person. For repeated offenses, imprisonment for a term not exceeding 1 year or a fine of 50,000 – 200,000 baht per one hired alien. Or both And do not hire foreigners for 3 years.

Credit : Foreign Workers Administration Office,  Department of Employment

Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Labor Acting in lieu of the Director-General of the Department of Employment Welcoming the Ambassador of the Republic of Finland in Thailand

Date : April 21,2021

On April 21, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. Mr. Pairoj Chotikasathien, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Labor, Acting in lieu of the Director-General of the Department of Employment Welcoming Mr. Yuri Yar Vieho, Ambassador of the Republic of Finland in Thailand, and delegation on the occasion of visiting and discussing government matters through the VDO Conference system at Tri Thep Meeting Room 2, Floor 14, Department of Employment

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The Department of Employment clarifies the number of unemployed people. Confirmed that less than 6 hundred thousand people have been examined.

Date : April 17, 2021

Department of Employment Clarify the unemployment situation in 2021. Unemployment is declining. The insured person returns to the social security system. Emphasize, never rest assured, prepare for a vacant position. Ready to support plan.

Mr. Pairoj Chotikasathien, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Labor Acting on behalf of the Director-General of the Department of Employment revealed that from the National Statistical Office in 2020, the number of people in the labor force was 39.45 million, with 38.76 million employed, consisting of 17.50 million workers in the service and trade sector, 13.48 million people in the agricultural sector. With the manufacturing sector 7.78 million, 0.59 million unemployed, or approximately 590,000, divided into 0.18 million previously unemployed and 0.41 million previously employed, compared to the same period of the year. In 2019, the number of unemployed people increased by 0.22 million, but at the same time The number of people employed has also grown to 1.1 million. As a result of the increase in the number of people in the workforce altogether. And more than 65 percent of the unemployed were found to come from old workers. Which had both been released from work Was laid off due to the closure of the business From the expiration of the employment contract And self-resignation, and another 35 percent of the unemployed are new workers entering the system.

However, from January to March 2021 there are insured persons in case of unemployment. Return to Social Security 155,958 cases and 84,241 new insurers, totaling 240,199 cases, separated into January 85,970 monthly, February 81,064 and March 73,165, while the number of unemployed applicants is 119,987. With decreasing numbers respectively since January 2021

Mr. Pairote continued that With the COVID-19 epidemic situation, workers have decreased working hours. Both from the establishment of the operation not fully Production cut Overtime reduction The reasons mentioned above affect the income of workers as much as 5.96 million people. However, the Department of Employment has collected job vacancies from all over the country. For those wishing to work in the amount of 225,207 rates to support along with laying out guidelines to help the unemployed. Fragile group Including those who are about to enter the labor market In preparing to meet the needs of the labor market Promoting employment for new graduates And began to enter the labor market (Co Payment project) to find ways to increase the delivery of Thai workers to work abroad. As well as alleviate the suffering of informal workers From providing loans By charging interest 0% to a group of workers to do at home All to maintain employment Allowing labor workers to continue to work According to government policies and the will of the Labor Minister, Suchart Chomklin

Credit : Foreign Workers Administration Office,  Department of Employment

Minister of Labor, Mr.Suchart, proposes an extension of COVID-19 testing And keep the identity of foreign workers until 16 June 64

Date : 05-04-2021

On April 5, 2021, the foreign work management policy committee meeting (TorKor) No.3 / 2021, approved the extension of the coronavirus detection period 2019 and collecting personal identity (Biometrics). Of foreign workers of 3 nationalities (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar) from the original deadline of April 16 to June 16

Suchart Chomklin, Minister of Labor, said that General Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister and General Prawit Wongsuwan, Deputy Prime Minister. As the chairman of the board Foreign Work Management Policy Committee Acknowledging the concerns of employers, entrepreneurs that foreign workers according to the Cabinet Resolution on 29 December 2020, together with the Cabinet Resolution on January 26, 2021, some may not be able to perform a COVID-19 test. And the collection of personal identity information (Biometrics) on time by April 16, 2021, although public health facilities and the Immigration Office are ready to complete the service on time. This will result in such foreign workers unable to work legally.

“Ministry of Labor Has set a meeting for the Management Policy for the Management of the Work of Foreigners (TorKor) No. 3/2564 to consider the solution of problems, the detection of coronavirus infection 2019 and the collection of personal information ( Biometrics) of these migrant workers. Together with a committee consisting of representatives from government agencies and the private sector In which the meeting assessed the situation of foreign workers And passed a resolution to extend the period of detection of COVID-19 infection and the collection of biometrics of foreign workers of 3 nationalities (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar) until June 16, 2021, which The Ministry of Labor will present the solution to the complaints to the Cabinet for consideration and approval on April 7 for various departments. Will be carried out in the relevant sections Which will initially be integrated with the responsible agency in the area Provinces in provinces across the country act as intermediaries, coordinating private hospitals to proactively detect COVID-19 at the workplaces of foreigners. And provincial public health, certifying the results of the COVID 19 test and obtaining health insurance The pilot has now begun in Chonburi, which is considered the second largest province of foreign workers in the country, ”said the Labor Minister.

Mr. Pairoj Chotikasathien, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Labor Acting instead of Director-General of the Department of Employment said that from the Department of Employment Open to employers / establishments And the foreigner informs the name list Or personal information online For foreigners of 3 nationalities (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar) according to the above resolution From 15 Jan ’64 to 13 Feb ’64, the latest operational results 422,305 biometrics have been tested for COVID-19, 68,575 people have received work authorization (SDK 48 approval), 68,548 people and have ID cards for non-Thai citizens. (Pink card / work permit) 24,610 people from informing the person’s information through the electronic system of aliens Both with an employer And there are 654,864 employers (information as of April 1, 64), which if the Cabinet approves To extend the time for another 2 months from the original scheduled to be completed by April 16, 2021 to June 16, 2021 as proposed by the TCO meeting. It is expected that the employer / establishment will be able to complete the procedure. Without problems

“However, I would like to repeat that foreigners, even those who have employers. And still don’t have an employer Speed ​​up appointments for COVID-19 screening and purchase health insurance from government hospitals. Along with the collection of personal identity (Biometrics) with the Immigration Office To complete as scheduled Do not wait until the end of the period. You can inquire about the procedure for obtaining a foreign work permit at the Provincial Employment Office. Employment Office Bangkok Area 1 – 10 or at Line @Service_Workpermit Or at the hotline of the Ministry of Labor, tel. 1506 press 2, Department of Employment Or the Department of Employment Hotline at 1694, where interpreters are available in Cambodian, Myanmar and English languages. And recommend methods of operation, “said Pairoj.

Credit : Foreign Workers Administration Office,  Department of Employment

Director-General of the Department of Employment Meeting of the Committee to Consider the Operation of Foreign Private Organizations No. 6/2020

Date :  04-12-2020

Director-General of the Department of Employment Meeting of the Committee for Considering the Operation of Foreign Private Organizations No. 6/2020 at Kanchanaburi Provincial Employment Office

On December 4, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. Mr. Suchart Pornchai Wisetkul Director-General of the Department of Employment Chaired the 6th/2020 meeting of the committee for consideration of the operation of foreign private organizations at the meeting room of the Employment Office, Kanchanaburi With Mr. Cherdsak Wisuttikul, Deputy Director-General of the Department of Employment And relevant officials attended the meeting In which the meeting considered the following matters

1.Foreign NGOs request an extension of the period of operation. And receive 6 new organizations, including

  • Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO)
  • American Center for International Labor Solidarity (ACILS)
  • Interact Organization
  • National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)
  • Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO)
  • Institute for Global Environmental Strategies

2. A foreign private organization would like to increase its objectives. And add a number of projects to the organization, namely Winrock Organization International Institute for Agricocerrol Development (WINROCK International Institute for Agricultural Development)

3. Foreign NGOs request new officers And add the authorized person in the number of 6 organizations, which are

  • Hong Kong Trade Development Council
  • Conrad Adenauer Foundation (Konrad – Adenauer – Stiftung e.V.)
  • Operation Organization Underground Railroad (Operation Underground Railroad, Inc.)
  • Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom
  • Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED)
  • International Republican Institute (IRI)

Credit : Foreign Workers Administration Office,  Department of Employment

Ministry of Labor joins hands with Fortune Town Shopping Center Serving over 5 thousand positions for job seekers in “BANGKOK JOB FAIR 2021”

Date : 26-03-2021 

Mr.Suchart Chomklin, Minister of Labor, assigned Mr. Suthep Chittayawong, Secretary to the Minister of Labor. Presided over the opening of Bangkok Job Fair 2021 at Fortune Street, Fortune Town Shopping Center. Bangkok meets 40 leading establishments and job seekers.

Mr. Suthep Chittayawong, Secretary to the Minister of Labor revealed that Mr. Suchart Chomklin, Minister of Labor. Intend to host the BANGKOK JOB FAIR 2021 today with the goal of mitigating the effects of COVID-19. And reduce the problem of unemployment By promoting employment making for the unemployed and the layoffs People affected by COVID-19 And all Thai people who wish to find work By organizing activities to increase job opportunities with many employers / establishments directly at one time. Including increasing the opportunity to select job vacancies that match their knowledge and abilities

“Ministry of Labor Lead government policy Under the leadership of Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister, is a guide to action. It focuses on responding to the national strategy of balancing and developing the public administration system. By developing workers in accordance with the needs of the labor market Enabling people of labor age to choose to work according to their knowledge and aptitude Raise the level from the laborer Become a user of brain power That has easy access to sources of funding, innovation, technology and information Have the skills to work, have a career, have a stable and sustainable income. “Said the Secretary to the Minister of Labor.

Mr. Suchart Pornchai Wisetkul Director-General of the Department of Employment said that interested candidates would like to apply for a job. People looking for ideas for further career. And all interested people Attend the event on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th March 2021 from 09.00 – 16.30 at the Fortune Street area (in front of the building), Fortune Town Shopping Center. Bangkok Ministry of Labor By the Department of Employment Has organized a labor meeting There are 40 leading employers / establishments joining in the recruitment, such as CP Land Public Company Limited, Central Restaurants Group Company Limited, The Minor Food Group Public Company Limited, Ekachai Dispatch Company Limited. Debut System Company Limited (Lotus), Thai Nam Thip Company Limited, Charoen Pokphand Foods Public Company Limited, True Corporation Public Company Limited and CP All Public Company Limited, etc. There are both types of recruitment business and retail Production of print media Construction and real estate Food and beverage restaurants Financial services and freight and public transport businesses There are more than 5,000 job vacancies that require workers of all levels of study. Interesting positions include civil engineer, architect, drawing assistant, store manager, accountant, administrative officer. Service staff And general staff (production department), etc., separated into a bachelor’s degree, 2,106, vocational qualification, vocational certificate, 461, vocational qualification rate 179, qualification rate of M. 6 and less than 2,842 rates, including a demonstration of self-employment per day. 10 professions per day, totaling 20 professions and acting career Freelance career in the form of a Food Truck, amount 4 cars

“Department of Employment Cooperate with Fortune Town Shopping Center to organize “BANGKOK JOB FAIR 2021” aiming for job seekers to get the most convenience and benefits. For those who attend the job can apply for a job in just 3 steps: 1. Select the company you want 2. Scan the QR code 3. Select a job title and fill in personal information and press submit. The employer / establishment will receive the information. And job applicants can be interviewed with employers / establishments immediately. In terms of travel, I have chosen to organize an event in the center of the city that is easy to travel.
By Fortune Town Shopping Center Located at Rama 9 intersection, next to Grand Mercure Fortune Hotel and Tesco Lotus, accessible by private car. Take the subway (MRT), get off at Rama 9 Station Exit 1 or BTS Sky Train to Victory Monument Station, take a bus or air-conditioned van. Minburi – Monument (down in front of MCOT) or get off at Asoke station Take the subway to Rama 9 Station Exit 1 or travel by air-conditioned vans. Saphan Mai – MCOT., Ngamwongwan – MCOT, Min Buri – Monument (down in front of MCOT) or travel by bus numbers 172, 98, 171, 36, 73, 73 Kor, 137, 168, 204, 206, 514, 517, 528 and 529, ”said the Director-General of the Department of Employment.

Anyone interested can ask for more information at Ministry of Labor Hotline Tel. 1506 press 2, Department of Employment Or the Hotline of the Department of Employment Tel. 1694

Credit : Foreign Workers Administration Office,  Department of Employment