71,000 Thais employed abroad in 2015


BANGKOK, 7 December 2015 – 71,000 Thai nationals found work in foreign countries during the 2015 fiscal year with the top destination country being Taiwan, says Department of Employment Director-General Arrug Phrommanee. 

Between October 2014 and September 2015, Taiwan hired to 28,820 Thai workers, followed by Japan at 6,415, Israel at 5,709, South Korea at 4,992, and the UAE at 4,152.

Department of Employment Director-General Arrug Phrommanee.

He has said that the list of countries which now host the most Thai employees overall was again Taiwan with 59,220 persons, followed by South Korea at 24,228, Israel at 23,479, Singapore at 20,000, and the UAE at 14,000. Most employees work in metal production, agriculture, textile manufacturing, and electronic part manufacturing fields.

The Department of Employment Director-General has added it will work with the private sector to further extend the market abroad to more Thais, and discuss with employment agencies to find a solution to reduce the service fees that employees must pay.