foreign workers

  • Business News

    Thailand grapples with surge in illegal foreign workers in tourism

    The Labour Ministry of Thailand has expressed worries over the persistent issue of foreigners being unlawfully employed within the country’s tourism sector. Labour Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn revealed that the ministry has been vigilantly tracking the situation and has reported a steady increase in the number of illegal foreign workers. From October 2023 to February 2024, as many as 13,424 foreigners…

  • Thailand News

    700+ illegal foreign workers exposed in Thailand’s reserved jobs

    The Thai government has exposed a clandestine workforce of over 700 foreign workers engaged in professions reserved for locals over the past six months, officials declared today. Government spokesperson Kharom Polpornklang disclosed that a vigorous crackdown by the Employment Department had ensnared 721 foreigners, predominantly employed as street vendors, hairdressers, drivers, and masseurs, prompted by grievances from indigenous workers. The…

  • Thailand News

    Veggie vendetta: Foreign workers in hot water for dumpster diversions in Thai market

    A group of foreign workers sparked controversy after being accused of selling vegetables picked from dustbins in a local Thai market. The incident prompted calls for the authorities to investigate whether these actions contravene the law. The issue, widely debated on social media, emerged when a Facebook user exposed the problem by sharing pictures along with a caption that questioned…

  • Thailand News

    Khon Kaen karaoke bar raided: 10 workers arrested for operating without permits

    A high-profile karaoke bar establishment in Khon Kaen, Thailand, was stormed by the police, resulting in the arrest of 10 female workers operating without permits. Some of these workers had also entered the country illegally. The business owner was implicated in the operation, which took place at 1pm today, at the Immigration Check Office in Khon Kaen, situated within Passenger…

  • Business News

    Thai Cabinet extends contracts of migrant workers, easing labour shortage fears

    The Thai Cabinet‘s recent decision to extend employment contracts for over 200,000 migrant workers has alleviated concerns about a domestic labour shortage. Poj Aramwattananont, vice-chairman of the Thai Chamber of Commerce and president of the Labour and Skill Development Committee, said the move addresses management issues related to migrant workers while easing the worker shortage in industries requiring intensive labour…

  • World News

    Japan’s population predicted to fall to 87 million by 2070, with foreign residents making up 10.8%

    Japan’s population is expected to experience a significant decline over the next few decades, with predictions that the total number will fall to 87 million by 2070, representing a 30% decrease from 2020 figures. As the nation grapples with the challenges of an ageing population, this decrease suggests that in the coming years, the government will likely need to rely…