Thailand launches Smart Job Centre


BANGKOK, Jan 19  – Thailand has officially launched its first “Smart Job Centre”, aiming at providing better access to jobs for Thais at home and abroad via up-to-date technology, while targeting to provide no less than 50,000 jobs to Thai nationals within a year.

The opening ceremony of the Smart Job Centre took place at the Labour Ministry this morning, and was presided over by Deputy Prime Minister/Defense Minister General Prawit Wongsuwon.

The objective of the centre is to mainly provide occupations for unemployed Thais who are physically disabled or for those looking for a new career.

The centre is specially designed to search for both domestic and international jobs for Thai citizens using modern technology. The Ministry of Labour has targeted the establishments of more smart job centres nationwide. It also believes that such centres would help to lower the number of unemployed persons within the country.

Meanwhile, Permanent Secretary of Labour Nakorn Silpa-archa said the ministry has targeted that within a year, the centre must be able to find at least 50,000 jobs for Thais, and that such centres would be constructed in other large provinces needing large scale labours, such as Phuket, Khon Kaen, Chaing Mai and Nakhon Ratchasima.

He advised workers to constantly develop their skills, noting that if anyone is in need of a new job, the centre would be able to provide assistance.