Why Thailand needs more skilled foreign workers

THAILAND needs to attract skilled foreign workers to take up vacancies in the country to overcome a shortage of skilled-workers, especially in the industrial technology sector, a Thai academic said. Sureeporn Phanpueng, a researcher at the Institute for Population and Social Research of Mahidol University revealed that Thailand needs around 2.3 million more skilled employees to work in innovative and technological industries, robotics, and the health and food industries, the National News Bureau of Thailand reported. Sureeporn said this during a seminar held by the university where she proposed that the government solve the problem by offering work visas to skilled foreign workers who take up positions in Thailand. SEE ALSO: Thailand waives visa fees to boost tourist numbers  She added creating an attractive living environment for the foreigners could also draw them to work in the country. The researcher also added the government should promote the transfer of technological know-how between foreign experts and Thai workers, as well as international education in Thailand. On Tuesday, the Thai capital Bangkok was named the fourth best Asian city for expats, according to the Expat City Ranking 2018. ... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline, plus more articles from around Thailand and Asia like, Why Thailand needs more skilled foreign workers, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give us a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you leave. Thank you Why Thailand needs more skilled foreign workers





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Published By: ASIAN CORRESPONDENT - Friday, 23 November



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