6 overseas recruitment agencies shut down after overcharging applicants


BANGKOK, 31 July 2013The Ministry of Labor has revoked business licenses of 6 headhunter companies as they have reportedly overcharged job seekers. 

Permanent Secretary for Labor Somkiat Chayasriwong said, according to the Bureau of Coordination for International Cooperation, the 6 recruitment agencies have violated the law by charging their applicants exorbitant fees reportedly ranging around 45,000 -70,000 baht per person for overseas employments. Their licenses have already been revoked as a result of their misconducts.

He later revealed the names of the companies which include P.R. Recruitment, M International Service, Delight Management, Siam Advance Service, New Thaichan and Thewa Sahaphat.

They are now forbidden by law to offer any services to people looking for jobs. However, another agency called Thai Global Merit only has its license suspended. Mr. Somkiat encouraged job seekers, who are affected by the revocation, to contact their provincial employment office within 30 days or call 1964 for employment opportunities.