Govt to export 100,000 workers



Bangkok Post Public Company Limited


LABOUR: The Labour Ministry aims to send over 100,000 Thai workers overseas next year, said Labour Permanent Secretary Pairote Chotikasathien yesterday. Out of the 100,000 workers, Mr Pairote said that 72,000 will be sent to Asian countries, 14,000 to Europe, 10,500 to the Middle East, 1,800 to North America, 1,100 to Africa and South America and 600 to Australia and Oceania. Specifically, the ministry plans to send 20,300 workers to Taiwan, 7,700 to Israel, 7,500 to South Korea, 6,000 to Japan and Sweden, and 4,000 to Malaysia. Mr Pairote said that the Department of Employment is targeting countries which are experiencing labour shortages, where the demand for foreign workers is higher.