PHUKET: Phuket Provincial Employment Service Office (PESO) is to open a one-stop shop for advice on employment matters at Patong Hospital.
Visitors to the center, which will open next Monday (April 4), will be able to study boards carrying information on jobs in Thailand and overseas, find out about training courses, speak with consultants about employment, work permit and social insurance issues, and register if they have lost their job.
Patong is one of five places in Thailand where the one-stop shop is being piloted; the others are Yala, Lumphoon, Tak and Bangkok.
PESO Deputy Chief Suthep Terdkiatkajorn told the Gazette the PESO was running the one-stop shop in conjunction with Phuket Labour Department.
He said, “We thought it would be good to provide a service for people in Patong so that they would not have to trail over the hill to Phuket City.”
He said six officers from the Labour Department are being trained to work in the one-stop shop.
He added, “If the shop proves popular, we may arrange for more senior officers to be based there too, ones with the power to authorize documents, so we could provide a more comprehensive service.”
The one-stop shop will be on the second floor of the hospital; it will be open Mondays to Fridays between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm. For more information contact the PESO at Tel: 076-354035-6.
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