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Labour Minister’s Secretariat Gives Speech to 298 Thai Workers in Preparation to Work in Japan and Taiwan and Reports Over 64,000 Thai Workers Sent Abroad in 2024 Already

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            On June 14, 2024, the Labour Minister, Mr. Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, assigned the Secretariat to the Labour Minister, Mr. Aree Krainara, to pay a visit to give encouragement and advice to 305 Thai workers who received training before traveling to work in Taiwan and Japan. The Ministry of Labour’s Inspector-General, Mrs. Marasri Jairangsi, participated in the visit to give encouragement. The Department of Employment’s Deputy Director-General, Mr. Sibmuenchai Phothisin, gave a report. The Ministry of Labour’s executives and trainees attended the ceremony in the conference room on the 5th floor of the Ministry of Labour.

            The Secretariat to the Labour Minister, Mr. Aree Krainara, said that working abroad legally creates opportunities for Thai workers to gain experience, have a stable income, and improve their quality of life. Before traveling to work abroad, there must be training for the Thai workers to equip them with knowledge and understanding so that they know the terms and conditions of the employment contract, employment conditions, customs, cultures, and traditions, as well as the channels for requesting help. Workers will understand their entitlements and protection according to the law, which will enable them to work with confidence and be prepared to work. Today, 298 Thai workers received training to prepare them to travel to work in Taiwan; 291 were construction workers and Japanese metal production workers, and seven were agricultural workers or machine parts production workers. The employment agency delivered all workers.

            “I ask everyone to work hard. Do not get involved with drugs, intoxicants, and gambling of any kind. It is important to plan your savings. You need to have money to save when you come back after the employment contract is completed. Finally, kudos to everyone for their effort and patience in practicing your language and work skills until being selected to work abroad.”

            The Department of Employment’s Deputy Director-General, Mr. Sibmuenchai Phothisin, said that at present, there are Thai workers working all over the world in 139 countries, of which the top five places where Thai people work are Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, Israel, and Malaysia, respectively. In the 2024 fiscal year, 64,943 Thai workers were sent to work abroad. The estimated income for the 2024 fiscal year in which Thai workers transferred back to Thailand through the Bank of Thailand system was 181,492 million Baht.

            For those interested in traveling to work abroad, you can follow recruitment announcements on and ask for more details at the Provincial Employment Offices in every province, or the Bangkok Employment Office, Areas 1-10, or at the Ministry of Labour’s hotline, call 1506, press 2 for the Department of Employment, or call the Department of Employment hotline on 1694.