The skills needed for economic success have always evolved, and will continue to do so It’s a tumultuous time in southeast Asian economies. The United Nations’ International Labour Organization estimates that 137 million people (more than half these nations’ workforces) in Cambodia, Indonesia, and Thailand risk losing their jobs to automation over the next two decades. These.. read more →

Professional bodies say enough Thais to meet local demand; Adul says govt is bound by 2001 Asean agreement. UNDER PRESSURE from domestic councils representing engineers, architects and accountants, the Labour Ministry will review a recommendation that the country open up skilled labour markets to engineers, architects and accountants from other countries as required under an.. read more →

2017 Nov 01
November 1, 2017

Labor pains squeeze fast aging Thailand

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New legislation against employing illegal migrants will squeeze crucial sectors and accentuate labor shortages driven by deteriorating demographics and education shortfalls Migrant workers pass the Thai-Myanmar border in an official service truck as they left Thailand from Mae Sot, Tak province in northern Thailand. Photo: AFP/Ye Aung PHOTO / Ye Aung Thu January 1, 2018.. read more →

2017 Sep 09
September 9, 2017

Economic ministers okay Asean priorities

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The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) has adopted nine out of 11 priority deliverables aimed at fostering further integration of the 10-member bloc, the Trade department said on Friday. These include the Asean Seamless Trade Facilitation Indicators (ASTFI) where the bloc will set benchmarks and targets towards making the region more conducive for doing.. read more →

While the newly enacted regional trade pact acknowledges the need for skilled labor mobility, only seven service professions have been approved for cross-border employment Almost three million Southeast Asian professionals are working in Europe, North America and Oceania at a time when their home region is bidding to bridge skills gaps by facilitating greater labor.. read more →